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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Adding preview-latex support to Fedora Extra pack
Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Adding preview-latex support to Fedora Extra package of auctex
Mon, 24 Apr 2006 13:23:37 +0100
On 24/04/06, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> It's not like we could not make use of somebody who was willing to
> work out the spec file details before release (so that we don't ship
> tarballs with unfunctional spec files). If you could be persuaded to
> put some work into that which can be used in the upstream version of
> AUCTeX as well, we'd need a copyright assignment to the FSF. I can
> send you the necessary form if you'd like to consider that.
I'm more than happy to do that, and will contribute back wherever I
can. Although I'm not sure I'll get things done "before release"
depending on when that is, as I only really have time to work on this
I'm not sure how well it will work though, as I don't have access to
machines running Suse, so won't be able to check out changes I make on
distributions other than Fedora Core, but we can see :)
[As an example, following your comments about conflicting with
preview.sty shipped with tetex, I was perplexed as to why I had missed
this, as I specifically made sure I wasn't stomping on tetex files
with the auctex package. Turns out that Fedora's tetex maintainers
strips out the preview stuff from tetex:
I wonder if future upstream tetex releases will include all or none of preview?]
> Of course, having a useful downstream Fedora version would already be
> an improvement, but I guess it would save all involved parties work if
> we could fix this upstream.
Sounds entirely reasonable.