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

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 10:30:46 CEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:09 AM, Kārlis Repsons
<karlis.repsons at gmail.com> wrote:
 On the other hand, struggling with
> more package conflicts or incompatible changes can too take time. It just then
> might go off more quietly than what it takes to provide that inter-package
> stabilization (is what I meant with "all-stable").

It is a known fact that some of TL packages  are incompatible - or
incompatible with some documentclasses. However it is not a reason to
exclude these packages from TL  - just one should not use them

There are deprecated packages in TL - for compatibility reasons. There
are known and trivial to fix bugs in some packages. But it is up to
the package authors to fix them.

Basically TL is a delivery and update system and TL team neither
develops packages nor fixes them (albeit some members of it do it in
their "other" lives).

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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