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Old 06-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Alexis Ballier
 
Default tetex maintainance (RFH?)

Dear all,

app-text/tetex is currently assigned to tex as maintainer, but, in my
opinion, that's a lie. I have not seen any movement on tetex bugs for a
while.
I have opened a tracker bug (#227443, [1]), if someone feels the
courage of picking it up. I don't have neither the time nor the will to
do it myself.
While it has been stated since more than two years on tetex's homepage
that people should use texlive [2], we still cannot really remove it
from our tree.

What I'm planning to do, if nobody comes to maintain it, is to reassign
its bugs to maintainer-needed and update its metadata.xml to reflect
that.

In case we have someone crazy enough to pick it up, I am of course
available to try to answer any question.


The other option is to p.mask and last rite it, breaking mips and s390
trees, leaving them without tex support at all. This would also
leave arm and sh with only ptex as tex support. Thus that is not really
an option yet, but I suppose there is no point in waiting forever on
this.

Regards,

Alexis.

[1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=227443
[2] http://tug.org/teTeX/
 
Old 06-17-2008, 02:45 AM
Ryan Hill
 
Default tetex maintainance (RFH?)

On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:57:45 +0200
Alexis Ballier <aballier@gentoo.org> wrote:

> The other option is to p.mask and last rite it, breaking mips and s390
> trees, leaving them without tex support at all. This would also
> leave arm and sh with only ptex as tex support. Thus that is not
> really an option yet, but I suppose there is no point in waiting
> forever on this.

chutzpah is supposed to be sending me a new O2 so i can ravage its
power supply and get mine running again. hopefully i can get mips up
to speed soon.

i also left gnome hanging, sorry about that guys.


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Old 06-17-2008, 05:43 AM
Alexis Ballier
 
Default tetex maintainance (RFH?)

On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:45:35 -0600
Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@gentoo.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:57:45 +0200
> Alexis Ballier <aballier@gentoo.org> wrote:
>
> > The other option is to p.mask and last rite it, breaking mips and
> > s390 trees, leaving them without tex support at all. This would also
> > leave arm and sh with only ptex as tex support. Thus that is not
> > really an option yet, but I suppose there is no point in waiting
> > forever on this.
>
> chutzpah is supposed to be sending me a new O2 so i can ravage its
> power supply and get mine running again. hopefully i can get mips up
> to speed soon.
>
> i also left gnome hanging, sorry about that guys.


By the way, this was not really a rant; if there is anything I can do
to help there, feel free to poke me. TeX is something that isn't that
hard to test on a distant machine. It's just that I never heard
anything back from those arches.


Alexis.
 

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