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

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 14 00:39:53 CEST 2011

On 13 April 2011 22:43, 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?

Generally, there is no such thing for packages or scripts.  Karl pulls
that stuff from CTAN into our svn, cron job pushes that over night to
the package repository and it goes live immediately, simple as that.
We have a separate small repository for testing, but only for TL
infrastructure scripts (tlmgr, etc.), the rest goes immediately to
users without any testing, because that's the job of the respective
package developer, we are only distributors of the end result.

Hope that clarifies it for you.



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