[tex-live] Stable vs. Unstable/Testing Update Repositories?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 24 13:22:43 CET 2010

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> George N. White III a écrit :
> > On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 7:31 AM, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> I disagree with your assessment here. Even well tested updates can
> >> sometimes break your system.  When being on a tight deadline I usually
> >> don't update anything, including the OS. The rule "if it ain't broken
> >> ..." applies is such situations.
> > 
> > Many large organizations force-feed security updates
> Of TeX Live packages such as beamer or geometry???
> > TL is not big by today's standards.
> It is big by CTAN's standards.

you contrast the public and the private space.

buying a new computer for my wife, recently, i found that a 1.5tbyte
main disc on the machine was acceptably priced.  if she was into tex,
two complete copies of tl would hardly be noticed.

by contrast, ctan is

17032580        .../ctan/tex-archive

on this central site, and for sure

2806448 .../ctan/tex-archive/systems/texlive

is a noticeable chunk of the whole

as galbraith didn't quite say: private affluence, public poverty.


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