[dev-context] TeXLive 2006

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Dec 10 11:29:47 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).

In fact, I believe we should consider retracting ConTeXt from TeXLive
perminently (for TL2007, we have already made promises for TL2006).

Hans and I are continually asked to rename or delete things

  - because the names conflict with some latex package (that is
    invariably considered to be more inportant than ConTeXt), or
  - because they allegedly duplicate already existing files
    (that normally turns out to be false information afterward), or
  - because some directory name is already pre-opted by LaTeX
    (like where LaTeX font family support effectively disallows
    ConTeXt support for that same family), or
  - because something cannot be handled by the build scripts (that
    nobody is willing to even allow changes to), or
  - because they are considered to have an unacceptable license
    (heaven/FSF forbid shipping files that cannot be altered by
    everybody and their 4-year old child and then be redistributed
    at will).

After a few years of this, I am completely demotivated, and I assume
Hans feels much the same way.

Taco


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