[OS X TeX] Staying up to date with programs Gerben used to maintain

Jens Noeckel 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.


More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list