Please find attached letterspacing-1.0.0.ebuild, providing letterspacing.tex
letterspacing.tex used to be included in teTeX up to version 2.
It was removed from the teTeX-3 distribution; as far as I understand,
due to license issues with the TeXLive CD. This ebuild adds the old
As category I suggest dev-tex.
Created attachment 68579 [details]
I have asked the author, Phil Taylor, about the licence issue. He says that
the information on CTAN about the package (i.e. LPPL) is wrong. However, he is
willing to re-think the licence. Stay tuned...
Created attachment 70911 [details]
HOMEPAGE and SRC_URI have changed on CTAN.
Created attachment 70973 [details]
New licence for the package
Phil has submitted a new version of letterspacing to CTAN today,
containing attached licence.
With the new licence, letterspacing.tex can be re-included in the main
teTeX distribution; Thomas Esser has confirmed this. So there is no need
for a separate letterspacing package.
Resolving as Upstream.
Reopening... it is not in tetex-3.0_p1 which was now announced to be the last tetex version.
This is now in the Sunrise overlay. You can find it at:
letterspacing.tex is included in dev-texlive/texlive-genericrecommended. Therefore, I think that it makes sense to resolve this as WONTFIX, and also remove dev-tex/letterspacing from Sunrise.
Alexis, any opinion?
(In reply to comment #8)
> letterspacing.tex is included in dev-texlive/texlive-genericrecommended.
> Therefore, I think that it makes sense to resolve this as WONTFIX, and also
> remove dev-tex/letterspacing from Sunrise.
> Alexis, any opinion?
It seems I hadn't seen this :)
And totally agreed; unless we suddenly have half a dozen of new fresh blood willing to maintain single tex packages instead of reusing texlive's ones.
As a side note, I try not to touch texlive*recommended packages because, well, they are recommended :) while i'm fine with removing stuff from texlive*extra and revive old ebuilds. (but this is just a matter of how much time I have and there is no technical problem with using single packages instead of texlive's collections)
Removed from Sunrise.