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

Geoffrey S. Knauth geoff at knauth.org
Thu Apr 14 00:35:42 CEST 2011

My TeXLive annual distributions, and the updates I do in the meantime from within TeXLive, all work very well.  If nothing is broken, don't worry, be happy, as the song goes.

Geoffrey S. Knauth

On Apr 13, 2011, at 17:43, Kārlis Repsons <karlis.repsons at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday 13 April 2011 21:09:46 Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> 2011/4/13 Kārlis Repsons <karlis.repsons at gmail.com>:
>>> 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
>> Looking at the discussion I still cannot understand what you mean by
>> stabilization.
> For example, someone writes a new package or modifies some script and it's first 
> placed in some 'unstable' or 'testing' category, only after sufficient 
> time/feedback moved to 'stable'... Or is that considered a vain effort?
>> The packages are taken form CTAN
> Looks like (as Karl points out) I'll have to study to understand how they 
> really relate etc. Thanks to all posters, numerous things became clearer!

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