[texworks] Release

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 10 00:02:51 CEST 2009

Good question, Stefan!

Although there hasn't been any formal discussion of the process, I'd  
say that unofficially we are in a "feature freeze" in preparation for  
the TeX Live 2009 release; we need to finalize the binaries that will  
ship with TL sometime soon (no, I don't know a precise cut-off date),  
and so I'm trying to tidy things up for those builds.

I saw your possible fix for #138, and will commit that or something  
like it shortly; in my testing, it did improve things but the behavior  
was still not really right, so I'd like to look at it a bit more if  

Besides translation updates (of which many are now in -- thanks to  
everyone who has contributed!), I'd be very happy to consider improved  
templates for various kinds of documents; what's there at the moment  
is fairly primitive. I know we don't have a beautiful UI at the moment  
for presenting them -- that's for a future version! -- but it would  
still be nice to strengthen the content.

This "feature freeze" implies that I'm not planning to take either the  
scripting or printing patches right now; this doesn't mean I'm  
ignoring them, just that I'm not sure they are ready to go into the  
release. Once v0.1 is frozen for TL, I'll definitely tag the sources  
in svn; I will also start a v0.1 branch for any future bug-fixes we  
come up with there. Then I intend to bring these new features into the  
trunk, to become part of the next version. Sorry I haven't been more  
communicative on all this recently; just very busy!

Thanks again for all your great contributions,


On 9 Jul 2009, at 06:37, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> Hi,
> I just wanted to ask where we are standing in the release process. I
> know this hasn't been done (for TW) before, but still I think we  
> should
> think of an orderly fashion of releasing.
> So basically I'd like to know if the official release has been  
> completed
> already (by bumping the version), or if we are in some kind of
> (unofficial?) feature freeze (i.e. no new features should be
> implemented, focus should be on bug fixes, translations, etc.), or
> nothing of the kind?
> Speaking of bug fixes: I've posted a (possible) fix for issue #138
> (http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=138#c4)
> I'd also suggest that the final release is tagged in the svn  
> repository
> for future reference (or if people using official 0.1 binaries want to
> look at the corresponding source code).
> -Stefan

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