[tex-live] TL13 status

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 8 13:26:12 CEST 2013

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > I've been using TL'12 almost since its beginning and I have only found
> > a bug in my package and it is now fixed. Anyway, you do not use LaTeX,
> > so my package is of no concern to you.
> Thank you, Zdeněk.  In fact, although I do not use LaTeX
> by choice, I sometimes have to when collaborating with
> others, so even bugs in LaTeX packages /could/ be a reason
> for non-adoption.  The thought that increasingly interests
> me, though, is /why/ do we have TL'01, '02, ..., '13++ ?
> Why can we not just have TeX Live, so that one can update
> one's installation regardess of when it was installed ?
> I am sure the answer is clear to some; it is less clear to me.

why do we bother to send discs to user group members?  after all, they
all have access to the internet, don't they? -- and all this freezing
(to send out discs) costs time and effort.

why does development of tex continue, when emtex was obviously good

and so on...

(who uses rather few of the facilities of a modern tex distribution, but
works to support the development all the same.)

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