[luatex] upcoming release

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Oct 7 11:05:02 CEST 2015

On 06/10/2015 22:50, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2015-10-06 at 16:54:57 +0100, Joseph Wright wrote:
>  > For TeX Live users, binary updates (essentially) only happen once
>  > per year at release time, so probably something like April/May
>  > before any change. (Someone from the TL team will doubtless comment
>  > on that).
> Well, there is a small difference between binaries for Unix and for
> Windows.  Binaries for Unix are compiled once per year because a lot
> of people are involved.  Binaries for Windows are compiled by Akira
> Kakuto for his W32TeX distribution.  Akira occasionally uploaded new
> binaries to the TL repository immediately after he had fixed a bug.
> Of course, TeX Live should behave identically on all systems and it
> doesn't make sense to upload LuaTeX 0.81 binaries for Windows only.
> In order to evaluate LuaTeX 0.81, Unix users can easily compile the
> binaries themselves and Windows users can use binaries from
>   http://w32tex.org/
> AFAIK W32TeX is always quite up-to-date and I'm sure that LuaTeX 0.81
> will appear there soon when it's released.

Thanks for the clarification.

>  > For MiKTeX users the timetable is not so rigid though it's still
>  > not going to happen 'immediately' following a code update.
> It's all done by a single person.  What do you expect? 

Wasn't meant as anything other than an observation: Christian Schenk
clearly does a lot of work to keep MiKTeX working!


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