[tex-live] sharing packages between texlive and miktex?

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 11:00:35 CEST 2007

On Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 10:08:48AM -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> On 8/19/07, Thanh Han The <hanthethanh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So, in summary, I think it would be a great improvement if:
> >
> > - the effort to maintain platform-indenpendent packages can
> >   be put together to build a package repository that can be
> >   used by both miktex and texlive. It would be something
> >   like the miktex repository at the moment, but with more
> >   packages (and more up-to-date) like in texlive.
> There are two types of resources: human inputs needed to
> put whatever an author decides to provided into a package,
> and machine resources (disk space, processing to create
> and serve out packages).
> I think the human inputs are the limiting factor, and I worry that
> they require experience and expertise that will be difficult to
> maintain over the long run.

yes the effort to maintain those packages is mandatory and
is not cheap. That's why it seem a pity to me that this
precious effort is spent twice on the (more or less) same


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