[OS X TeX] Re: TeX Live (MacTeX) 2010 Developement has Started.
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat May 15 01:42:34 CEST 2010
On May 14, 2010, at 6:01 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> Well... it appears that I had it wrong in my initial statement that tlmgr won't update binaries. In fact tlmgr has the ability to update binaries but, in practice, that has never been used. This is because on the fly binary changes would have to be compiled and available for many different platforms and that would generated way too much work and testing for folks.
> Actually it WAS used after prerelease and release TL2009.
> shows a lot of "universal-darwin" updates and similar binary updates
> on other platforms (like x86_64-linux). It was never used in the
> released version
Hmmm... I thought they were simply symbolic links to updated scripts but I see things like bibtex.universal-darwin and that is a true binary. Very interesting.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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