[tex-live] Proposal for distribution snapshots

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Feb 7 16:47:12 CET 2004

Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:

>Given the recent issues with getting a working (and possible
>historical) copy of TeXware out of the repository, and given that only
>a core of developers has access to the revision control system, how
>about setting up a cron job that, say, at midnight UTC, created a
>daily snapshot of the entire source archive in .tar.gz or .tar.bz2
>form, with a timestamp in ISO 8601 format as part of its name, such as
>tex-live-2004-02-07.tar.bz2, with those snapshots accessible to anyone
>via normal FTP and HTTP?

sounds eminently reasonable. you mean starting now?


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