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Re: Need a teTeX-beta maintainer

Nicholas Wourms <> writes:

>>Jerome BENOIT no longer has the time to maintain the tetex-beta package.
>>Any volunteers?
>>Many thanks to Jerome for his efforts over the last 1+ years.
> Since Jan Nieuwenhuizen already is already maintaining the cygwin
> teTeX-texmf TDS tree and lillypod depends on teTeX-bin to operate, it
> would make sense (to me) for Jan to be the teTeX-bin maintainer.
> There is no need to have 2 people maintaining parts of a whole
> package.  Of course, whether or not Jan wants to do this is another
> story...  What do you say Jan?

It makes some kind of sense.  But I already made another vague promise
(netpbm) that I haven't kept until now.

This moring after reading Christopher's mail, I downloaded tetex-beta
and latest sources to see if I could painlessly take over.  I spent a
good hour poking around, but I found that:

  * tetex isn't prepared for --srcdir builds (annoying)
  * tetex isn't prepared for cross builds (showstopper)
  * Jerome's Cygwin fixes have still not found their way upstream
  * Jerome's Cygwin patch isn't prepared for --srcdir builds

So...  I'll promise to take a look at it, because I really like to
have a good tetex package in Cygwin.  But, I can't promise to take it
over yet, as I don't run Windows (and thus also no cygwin).

If I can get the beast to cross build, and get it tested, I may step
forward to be the maintainer.


Btw: I've been putting quite some time in getting a fine guile release
     to cross build for Cygwin, because this has a high priority for
     me.  But as yet I can't get a shared version linked.  It seems I
     need the latest autotools from cygwin, but I need them as cross
     build tools.

Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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