[OS X TeX] Staying up to date with programs Gerben used to maintain
noeckel at uoregon.edu
Thu Dec 13 15:11:01 EST 2007
On Dec 13, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Jasper Knockaert wrote:
> Jens Noeckel schreef op 13-12-2007 20:25:
>> Thanks for pointing that out - you definitely need to enable the
>> unstable branch to get new packages from fink (BTW, unstable here
>> doesn't mean anything bad, it's just their conservative, careful
>> terminology). And regarding version 8.61, I happen to know that
>> the maintainer submitted that new package a couple weeks ago - he
>> was just too lazy to push for a speedier release into the wild.
>> But the up-side of fink (or macports) is that you will eventually
>> get the update, and will continue to get updates in the future
>> without having to think about it.
> Not all maintainers are as conservative with respect to the stable/
> unstable policy. For some packages you really do not want to have
> the unstable one within 10m of you mac.
Do you have an example for this (relevant to MacTeX)? I need to know
because my office isn't 10m across...
> That said, the MacPorts packages are generally more up-to-date than
> Fink unstable, without running the risk of getting hold of
> something too experimental.
At this level of specificity, I can't say whether I agree or disagree.
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