[tex-live] where are we going?

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Jun 8 11:21:42 CEST 2003

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 02:48:38PM +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>  b) shall we use the current set of binaries, or compile a new set from
> source.development?

Well, afaik, the differences between source / source.development are
(resp. should be):
  - libtool (in source.development) instead of klibtool (in source)
  - new tex.web in source.development

I am unsure about the status of e-TeX and Omega with regard to the
new tex.web changes. Peter wanted to make a new e-TeX release, but
I have not yet seen this. And Omega ... I have no idea what should
be done about it.

That libtool vs. klibtool stuff causes a lot of differences in all
drivers' Makefiles etc. Maybe, source should follow source.development,
except for the new tex.web? I know that e.g. Karl would very much prefer
the new tex.web for TL8, but I think that breaking e-TeX and Omega is
not worth it...


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