[tex-live] psutils maintenance

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Dec 18 00:01:34 CET 2012

Hi Reuben and all,

1) I talked with Angus most recently in 2011 and 2010.  His email
address then was his first name at knackered.org.  I'll append the mail
with his intentions for psutils.  I gather he would welcome a new
(co-)maintainer, since two years have passed and he has made no new

2) Peter's message to him (the quoted material) describes the general
situation.  New url for psutils is evidently
and you can see the TL stuff at
if you don't feel like messing with Subversion.

I think my suggestion would be for you (Reuben) to write to Angus and
offer to take over psutils 1 as you've suggested.  Sounds great to me.

And yes, getting the new version on CTAN would be ideal.


Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:38:38 -0800
From: Angus Duggan
To: Peter Breitenlohner <peb at mppmu.mpg.de>
CC: Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>
Subject: Re: psutils-1.17 and TeX Live

On 2010-12-16 08:04, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> Hi Angus,
> your web site http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~ajcd/psutils/ seems to indicate
> that you are still working towards PSUtils-2.0. Just recently I have
> reformulated PSUtils-1.17 as used for TeX Live as a set of patches applied
> to your original source tree (see
> svn://tug.org/texlive/trunk/Build/source/utils/psutils for details).
> You might want to consider (some of) the attached patches for inclusion into
> future releases. Here the relevant ChangeLog entries:

Peter (and Karl),
	Thank you both for your work on TeX over the years.

I've not had time to develop PSUtils for quite a few years. I had big designs 
for a re-write to fix the major flaws in it, but haven't had time for it. My 
current intention with it is to re-release the existing code under the GPL, 
and assign copyright to the FSF. I'm hoping to turn over maintenance to some 
interested party (probably Debian if they're interested, but it could be TeX 

I'll have a look at your patches, I may find the time to incorporate some of 
the many patches I've been sent before releasing under GPL.


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