TDS / Unix CD work
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 11:37:59 +0100
>> >> We might also include texi2html-converted versions of Texinfo
>> >> manuals, i.e. Kpathsea, Dvips, Eplain, AucTeX, TDS, ...
>> > i sense a volunteer...
>> That would be easy indeed. I could more less just tar up what
>> I've got, but I'd better check that I have the latest versions.
> please, yes. i assume you *are* a teTeX user, so that you'llbe using
> the same as Thomas?
OK, since I was the one who suggested and since I had everything
I needed around, I did that last night. Details follow in the
next mail. BTW, I am a teTeX user, but I'm lagging behind. So far,
I'm still using the development version teTeX-0.3 here and at home.
>> Well, perhaps I might have another look, but only if someone
>> else (Thomas?) would take care of producing the binaries for all
>> platforms. Also note that including MetaPost involves messing
>> around with teTeX's kpathsea library and rebuilding kpsetool.
> oh horrors. this is getting unfunny. i dont think we should do it
> this time
Well, so it really seems better to delay MetaPost for web2c-7.0,
doesn't it? It that case, I'd also suggest delaying Omega, ML-TeX,
e-TeX as well since including them might have similar implications
AFAIK, web2c-7.0 will at least include MetaPost and tex -mltex.
Bernd already did some work on integrating e-TeX for texk-pretest,
but that still requires merging multiple change files for TeX,
so it would be slightly more difficult but certainly possible.
I don't know about Omega, but I suspect it might imply some more
substantial changes to get everything up to Unicode/16bit etc.
> how is the Dante CD organized? compressed? CTAN layout?
CTAN layout, snapshot taken on 1995/11/01. Everything is packed
into zip files by directory. So I have to do things like
unzip -p <directory>.zip some-long-file-name.tar.gz | tar xvf -
It works, but it's so incovenient that it makes a strong case
for using RockRidge to put long file names on the CD.