[NTG-context] error updating beta WAS: beta

Hans van der Meer H.vanderMeer at uva.nl
Wed Feb 2 20:27:10 CET 2011

On 2 feb 2011, at 20:08, Peter Münster wrote:

> Vnpenguin <vnpenguin at vnoss.org> writes:
>> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 13:41, Peter Münster <pmlists at free.fr> wrote:
>>>> no, i'm still trying to get mkii and mkiv working at the same time with a
>>>> fundamental different setup strategy .. getting there
>>> Or perhaps 2 completely different distributions?
>>> mkii: frozen, only some fixes from time to time
>>> mkiv: no more mkii files, no more pdftex, just pure mkiv
>> Yes, I like this idea. I don't care about mkii, nor pdftex.
> In the first place, this idea was meant to make Hans' life easier.
> (not the user's life... ;-)

I strongly support the idea of freezing mkii, apart from repairing obvious bugs in the existing codebase. It will free precious resources and save valuable time. Moreover imho concentrating on mkiv not hampered by compatability issues because of mkii, can only add to its stability. 
(It is just like evolution or maybe call it progress. Imagine both our primate ancestors and the dinosaurs being maintained at the same time? Where would we be? ;-)

Hans van der Meer

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