[tex-live] textlive seems to ignore top of home tree

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Jul 23 04:02:07 CEST 2010

On 22 July 2010 Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:

 > Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
 >  > Anyway, as far as I am concerned, now is not the time to discuss
 >  > this (and the current thread didn't evolve as an appropriate
 >  > place for calm technical discussion), so the discussion is
 >  > (temporarily) over for me.
 > I think that's a shame, Manuel, because the thread /did/ revert
 > to a civilised discussion, and it would be nice if it could
 > now be drawn to a mutually agreeable conclusion.

Sorry, but not everybody has the time for useless endless discussions,
regardless whether they are civilised or not.  Everybody is aware of
Virgil's standpoint now.  Isn't this sufficient?  Nothing will be
changed only because someone repeats his arguments again and again
while disregarding the concerns of others.

There's no need to continue the discussion.  We already know what he

Karl already said:

 > In any event, neither of these things would be simple to do, and
 > require considerable thought.  (If you don't understand why this is
 > so, please just take my word for it.)  Perhaps for TL'11.

Isn't this clear enough?

I have the impression that Virgil believes that he can enforce things
when he's only annoying enough.  And it bothers me that I wasted my
time writing down my concerns and Virgil permanently ignores them.
Zdenek also explained his concerns and they were ignored too.  It
obviously doesn't matter whether we post our explanations to a mailing
list or to /dev/null.

Continuing the discussion is useless, in the sense that it has no
impact on TeX Live.  Everybody is aware of his arguments already and
there is no need to repeat them again and again.

Furthermore, I fully agree with Victor Ivrii:

 > Sorry, you (Manuel) MUST UNDERSTAND that this person is on SOCIAL
 > MISSION, which is definitely way more important than TL2010 release
 > and all unintended side-effects and unforeseen consequences and YOU
 > as a PERSON IN POWER should bend over to make him feel good.

You might claim that it's too sarcasic, too impolite, ... , but it's
the truth, sorry.


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