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Re: Need a teTeX-beta maintainer
Perhaps, if you have a copy of windows kicking around, you might try
VMware? I've even heard rumors that someone got it running under Wine.
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).
Thanks for all your hard work! Your points are all well put, so I
completely understand where you are coming from. *Sigh* If only
updating teTeX modules were as easy as updating a perl module...
If I can get the beast to cross build, and get it tested, I may step
forward to be the maintainer.
Pretty much all of Chuck's updates to libtool have been pushed upstream
starting about a week or two ago. I believe the same can be said for
the other autotools. You'll probably want to get the new gettext/iconv
as well. I'd reccommend getting HEAD CVS sources of libtool and
autoconf, plus the automake-1.6.2 releases.
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