You mean an API to get betterbib into our subversion server? No, that is not
That's what I meant.
Whenever I publish a new version of betterbib, I use a simple Makefile to
push the data upstream. This works
* for releases on GitHub  (via `git tag v1.2.3 && git push --tags`) as
* for releases on pypi  (via `python setup.py bdist_wheel --universal
&& gpg --detach-sign -a dist/* && twine upload dist/*`).
This makes releasing new versions really easy for me. Having to manually
open a browser, navigate to a website, copy-and-pasting some information
from the package into input fields, and clicking a submit button would be a
step back, and I can already see myself forget doing it.
Perhaps this is a feature you'd like to add sometime in the future.
Post by Nico SchlÃ¶mer
Is it possible to update the package via an API or would I have to go to
the website manually each time I release a new version?
You mean an API to get betterbib into our subversion server? No, that is
And yes, every update you want to get into TeX Live needs to go through CTAN.
This is how everyone is doing it.
OTOH, if you meant that the API is used to update the actual installation on
the *user* computer, then well, in principle you *could* try to do it, but
in many cases the user running the script will not have *write* permissions
to the location where betterbib is installed. (Unix root/user, Win admin perm...)
So I think this is not a good idea.
All the best
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