Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Sat Apr 21 04:33:17 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 15:29 -0700, Jordan Mantha wrote:
> <sorry if this breaks threading, I wasn't subscribed>
> tephens <brent_stephens <at> comcast.net> writes:
> > 
> > Is anyone developing texlive?  It seems that no one really works on it; 
> > occasionally one of the devs sticks the debian package in the ubuntu
> > repos.  
> > I would really like to see it better maintained, and I am willing to work
> > on 
> > it, but I don't really know where/how to begin.  If anyone has any useful 
> > suggestions, I'll listen.

> Here's my plan of attack. I've just created a Launchpad team (ubuntu-tex)
> [0].  There are a few MOTUs that are also interested. I think the goal
> should be to roughly be the Ubuntu equivalent of the debian-tex-maint group
> in Debian [1].  The work roughly involves three areas:


> ...

> 3. Transitions. I think gutsy will mostly likely see a tetex -> texlive
> 2007 transition although I haven't seen any specs are talk about that.
> Maybe a good topic of discussion?

Debian/sid has already transitioned, so won't gutsy automatically pick
this up unless otherwise prevented?

> Anyway,anybody who wants to help with the maintenance of TeX in Ubuntu can
> join ubuntu-tex and all skill levels are welcome. We need testers, bug
> triagers, and packagers. I've created a wiki page for the team [2] where we
> can start working up things to do.

I signed up. I use latex extensively, so I can at least test.

> -Jordan Mantha
> [0] https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-tex
> [1]
> http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org
> [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuTeX
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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