Subject: Re: overwriting part of a package with another?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 02/20/2006 16:08:30
In message <Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Jeremy C.
>On Mon, 20 Feb 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I'm putting together a package for 'powerdot', a LaTeX presentation
>> package. However, it requires a newer version of the xkeyval macro
>> package than occurs in teTeX3. What is the best way to handle that?
>> We do have the latest version of teTeX, so it's not just a matter of
>> waiting for an update.
>(Note that I don't know powerdot/xkeyval...)
>One idea is to use a different filename. And patch powerdot to use that
Hmm -- I'll have to check that out. I don't know xkeyval, either. I
suspect that that's the path to follow.
>Or if it is backwards compatible, maybe make it so teTeX3 does not install
>it. Make a new package for the new xkeyval and have teTeX3 depend on it.
That's probably the wrong thing to do; the nice thing about teTeX is
that it's an integrated collection. We don't want documents that
format on oen system but not another when they're both running teTeX3.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb