# [tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Fri Oct 9 14:36:00 CEST 2009

2009/10/9 George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:19 AM, Joseph Wright
> <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:
>> Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>>> It seems to me that moving to release status is still somewhat
>>> premature for Windows users, who numerically exceed Linux users
>>> by a substantial ratio.
>>
>> But:
>>
>> all is fine. That is the most common method for Windows users, I suspect.
>
> Maybe for sites with good access to a CTAN mirror, but not so if the user's
> network access is poor.  The issue here seems to be 2-fold:
>
> 1) using Windows to mirror the CTAN site, which is really for a different
> forum, but it would be good to have links for TL users who need to do
> this.

I will try to think of something for mirroring tlnet, once the DVD is
out of the door.

>
> 2) installing under XP from a mirror on a local disk (as opposed to using
> a local http server).  For people running linux, unix, or macosx it is
> common to have (internal) http servers.
>
> MiKTeX 2.8 can use a mirror on a disk, but does not support installs
> from ad-hoc URL's.  TL seems to reverse this.   I think this reflects
> the differences in the two development platforms more than any
> fundamental limitation, and there are likely ways to work around the
> issues.