[Dev-luatex] luatex manual and TeX Live

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Apr 26 20:03:29 CEST 2015

On 4/26/2015 7:59 PM, Karl Berry wrote:
> TeX Live has a directory Master/texmf-dist/doc/luatex/base with some
> luatex documentation, more or less corresponding to /trunk/manual in the
> sources:
> https://foundry.supelec.fr/scm/viewvc.php/trunk/manual/?root=luatex
> Some questions:
> 1) Are the fdata_* files created by Hartmut some years ago still up to
> date?  Update, remove?

i'd say: rmeove

> 2) For functionref* and luatexref*, should I take the files from svn
> now, or do they need more updates, or do they already refer to things
> that won't be in the luatex with TL'15?

just take the ones from svn (0.80 branch) as we keep these in sync

> If one of you would like to update the TL directory, great, or please
> let me know what to take.
> Thanks,
> Karl
> P.S. Regarding luatex.man, it evidently needs updating.  We have a
> slightly different version in TL:Build/source/texk/web2c/man/luatex.man,
> which at least updates the web2c/tl version each year, but I don't think
> we've touched the actual content, including the version number.  If you
> want to maintain it, great, otherwise, I suppose you might as well
> remove it from your svn.

i never looked into that one ...

> (Personally, I find it a waste of time and effort to try to maintain
> separate man pages along with other doc.  I think help2man is the way to
> go.  But there is such a long history with the man pages for TeX itself
> and related, I can't bring myself to discard all that, even though they
> all desperately need updating.  Sigh.)

i'm happily unaware of this


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