[tex-live] TL13 status

Markus Kohm komascript at gmx.info
Wed Apr 10 12:59:53 CEST 2013

> but another factor is the fact that the design of CTAN

I don't think CTAN is the limiting factor. Manpower is the main limiting 
factor. The "team" of most packages consist of exactly one person, who is 
software designer, manager, programmer, author of the manual, editor of the 
manual, major beta tester, test facility manager, release manager, support 
manager and support executive assistant. And sometimes this person has to 
become even the legal division of the "team". 

Several of those one person teams provide more than one package and therefore 
have all these jobs more than once. Several of us find it already hard to have 
a live beside our OpenSource engagement.

Providing and supporting a feature and an additional bugfix branch is simply 
unrealistic in this situation.

BTW: CTAN is almost such a tiny team too and TeX Live team isn't larger a lot. 
Both teams are to small to spend time with "nice ideas".
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