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Re: Fedora LaTeX SIG?

On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 10:44 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "JL" == Jussi Lehtola <jussilehtola fedoraproject org> writes:
> JL> Hi everyone, there seems to be quite a lot of room for improvement
> JL> in the current Fedora LaTeX scheme.
> I will point out that there has been some discussion in this area and
> plans formed, but for some bizarre reason the discussion happened on
> the rel-eng list and not anywhere where most people would notice.
> Look for the thread "TeX Live 2008/9 packaging and you" at
> http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/rel-eng/2009-June/thread.html
> What I took away from reading (but not being able to participate in)
> that discussion is that our texlive* packages are going to be split up
> and that the package review team is going to have an astonishing
> amount of work to do.

On 06/02/2009 07:27 AM, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> New version texlive-2008 (to be in f12):
> * one single texlive package generating 3944 subpackages / 1065 MiB

Oh. My. God. Well, I'm happy that something is going on.

AFAIU from the rel-eng mailing list thread Jindrich is now working on
creating the infrastructure needed to automate forming spec files for the
bunch of TeX subpackages?

This amount of (sub)packages, 1/4 of the current amount in Fedora, kind 
of speaks for an own TeX SIG in the least :D
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola fedoraproject org

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