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Re: Glossary issue


On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is there a downside to (1) ?  Are the resulting PDFs uglier or in any
> sense "worse" than the ones made without the workaround?

Well, the workaround isn't equivalent to the bug fix.  I haven't
explored the issue thoroughly, so I'm not sure what the implications
are. It's more likely to be an issue for translated editions, I think.

Having said that, I prefer not to have to maintain workarounds and
track when they can be removed, etc. It certainly adds to the
complexity of the system.

> If the Debian packagers of TexLive are on the ball, and repackage the
> newest TeX Live in the next few months, their work will be synced
> automatically into Saucy, so no problem anyway :)

Well, that means there's some slight overhead for us during those few
months between when upstream TL has released a fix and Ubuntu/Debian
hasn't, because we have to maintain the workarounds.

> I'm biased towards continuing to allow package use, since it is what we
> told our Lubuntu folks to do, as well as my personal preference in
> general for software management on Debian/Ubuntu machines.

I would prefer to use the Ubuntu packages, too. It just seems that we
always run into snags with them for one reason or another. :-(


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