[dev-context] TeXLive 2006

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Dec 11 11:13:46 CET 2006

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi,
> I have good news as well as bad news.
> The good news is that the coming TeXLive will be nicely up to date
> when it comes to ConTeXt (currently at 2006.12.07).
> The bad news is that core-fnt and core-ext will not be included.
> Apparently, the first package that uses a certain directory becomes
> its 'owner' when it comes to TeXLive's distribution build scripts.
> Since there are already a number of fontpackages for LaTeX included,
> there is no way to add metrics for ConTeXt as well.
> I have proposed to look into the build scripts, but the reaction
> I received was luke-warm at best, so I am not going to persue this
> any further. I am sorry for everybody that wanted to see some of
> the third-party modules in TL.
> It should still be possible to have them included if one of you
> is willing and able to make the effort of renaming the used folders
> so as to avoid conflicts with LaTeX packages, but I simply cannot
> be bothered any more.

since the filenames themselves do  not conflict, i see no reason for all 
kind of redundant context prefixes in filenames and directories; at 
least i'm not going to do that and i'm also not going to adapt my local 
scripts to deal with it (the zip builders and such); anyhow, the zip's 
will be on the collection dvd anyway so users can install them then


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