[dev-context] TeXLive 2006

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Dec 11 10:39:31 CET 2006


Karl Berry wrote:
> I find the characterization of the situation of ConTeXt and TL quite
> inaccurate.  However, there seems no point in debating it.  I've had the
> feeling for some time that you would rather have your own distribution
> you completely control according to your own needs and desires.  So it
> seems there is nothing I can do but wish you well.
>
> As for context in TL, since the thesis is that context users are smart
> cookies who don't mind installing software (ruby, etc.), they probably
> won't mind installing context itself.  It may even be better for users
> and the context community, since then they'll presumably get the latest
> version instead of whatever was frozen in TL.
>   
i've been away this weekend so this is a delayed reponse

as i understand it, most problems are with additional context stuff, not 
the base files; so maybe we should forget about adding third party stuff

with regards to things like ruby ... users can install that themselves 
after all tex live is not live anyway (the last couple of tex 
collections shiped with the minimal context trees and could run from dvd 
without problems and i expect manfred to put them on the dvd this year 
as well)

Hans


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