[tex-live] TeXLive has no stable source tree and resorts to DVD with binaries?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Apr 13 23:33:52 CEST 2011

On 2011-04-13 at 20:36:55 +0000, Kārlis Repsons wrote:

 > > On Wednesday 13 April 2011 19:00:44 Norbert Preining wrote: 
 > > And it still escapes my understanding what on earth you are
 > > trying to achieve, besides asking questions.
 > At this point: understand a few bits of how TeXLive is maintained
 > and developed (just how it's reflected in the public file trees &
 > svn).  The most confusing part for me is about how the
 > stabilization of a development software happens here... It's much
 > like if it would not happen at all, but then why considering this
 > project currently deviating from release of 2011?

Many of the programs are maintained somewhere else and TeX Live
acquires the latest stable release once a year.  Most of the programs
in TeX Live are not updated at all because they are matured for decades.  


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