[tex-live] Package's maintainer question: font installation
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Mar 3 01:05:25 CET 2012
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> Be reminded of two things:
> - if you provide a .tds.zip file, then it is useful, *BUT* only if it
> is always in sync with the rest of the files. (Sometimes it happened
> that only the files were changed and the tds.zip didn't :-(
> I don't know how complex your package is, but if it only consists
> of some fonts, accompanying files (tfm, vf, pfb, otf, ..), support
> TeX files etc, then it is very easy to install them automatically.
.tds.zip files we can check as easily as you guys can; it's a long time
since we installed an out-of-date one.
> - finally, don't forget that the license must be free, otherwise it
> will not be included in TL. And if your package also includes
> programs (scripts, compiled, ...) it might take longer to be
not only must the licence be free, but we (i.e., i) have to be able to
tie it to the thing uploaded -- it's not good enough to upload with the
statement in the upload mail. this is best done in source files with a
statement in an initial comment. otf files quite often have a coherent
statement in them, but my memory is blank w.r.t. type 1 fonts.
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