Phillip Helbig <[log in to unmask]> wrote on Wed, 11 Nov 1998 17:09:55 GMT
(inter alia)

> I think the solution is to put more stuff in the core part.  One can
> actually automatise updating the core quite easily.

> Of course, stuff in core must be guaranteed to work with other stuff in
> the core etc.  On the other hand, it's nice to have contrib stuff `use
> at your own risk' at some official (CTAN) site.

> To sum up, get rid of contrib/supported.  If it's supported, it should
> go into the core.  Perhaps one needs a filter here to avoid redundancy
> in the core and assure quality, but basically if it's good, someone has
> taken the effort and is supporting it, after this filter why not put it
> in the core.  There is then core and everything else, which can be like
> a trial area.  Gradually core can grow.

Would someone like to estimate how large this would make the core?
I have in mind people installing from scratch on a new machine.

Ken Smith
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