[tex-live] TeXLive has no stable source tree and resorts to DVD with binaries?
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Apr 10 02:10:49 CEST 2011
I'm here to get a short answer weather I've got it right, that
TeXLive currently doesn't maintain any separate source tree for
Well, it's true that TL only has one source repository. We make
tags/branches at releases of course, but almost never make changes to
the compiled programs between releases.
and the tested software gets distributed only by
collective efforts of composing binaries & co. So it's true?
Many of the programs in TeX Live are maintained, released, and
distributed separately from TL; for example, lcdf-typetools and dvipng.
In such cases, the upstream authors make releases as they will and we
take whatever is current for our yearly release.
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