[tex-live] TL2007 [was: fmtutil.cnf / TL2007]

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jan 8 13:50:49 CET 2007

Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl> wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Hans Hagen wrote:
> > Gerben Wierda wrote:
> > >> BTW, given that we will not see another TL this year (I suspect), why 
> > >> not call this one TL2007 and plan TL2008 for January 2008? TL2009 in 
> > >> January 2009, etc. That way, you will never move accross a year 
> > >> boundary, not even when you lose a few monts because of (un)expected 
> > >> delays.
> > >
> > > Answering  myself: let's stay for this one with TL2006 but skip TL2007 
> > > and plan TL2008 for January 2008.
> > just calling it 2006/2007 would be ok; thereis no real reason for a once
> > per year schedule indeed
> Good point for naming just 2006/2007, as it reflects the major work done
> in 2006 (xetex, pdftex1.40, and more...)

against this is gerben's point.  personally (after the way we bit
ourselves with latex version numbers) i would recommend not using
release year numbers in software.

> Btw. has anybody noticed that this release is TL nr 10 (just a jubilee!)?
> Good occasion to remember all those crazy starters, our friends 
> (Sebastian, Thomas, Fabrice, Erik, and some more...).

and that sebastian's original work was supported by uktug (at a time
when buying a cd writer, for example, was a big deal).  did gutenberg
support fabrice?

(fwiw, uktug had a second scheme to do the same thing for macs, given
that uktug members got/get oztex for free.  the scheme never got off the


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