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Re: TeXlive 2008 in Fedora 11?



On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:21:39AM -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 02:37:13PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> >> Well, if you handwave packaging guidelines conformance away, 
> > 
> > It is not the point. Exceptions can be made when the cost is high and
> > the benefit is low.
> 
> I think making exceptions is a good thing.  Our Guidelines should be
> flexible enough to make exceptions when necessary.  But setting up the
> analysis of when to make exceptions as "cost is high and benefit is low"
> is doomed to failure.  There's a cost with any changes we make to how a

I am not saying that this should always be a good reason, I think that,
in this precise case, it is.

I am against violation of the guidelines, I am for a packaging quality
as high as possible. But sometimes compromises has to be done. Or somebody
has to step up to do the work.

--
Pat


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