[tex-live] TL13 status

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 21:58:25 CEST 2013

On 9 April 2013 20:31, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:

> If it takes six months to fix all the bugs, then yes; but
> my assumption was that the pre-DVD freeze would start (say)
> one month before intended production, and that month would
> be used for bug fixing.  If less time is needed, great; and
> if more time is needed, so be it :  better a bug-free DVD
> than a buggy one followed by a need for an immediate network
> update, particularly for those with poor or no network connectivity.
> ** Phil.

Sorry Phil, but the idea of a freeze for package maintenance is a
Package maintainers are almost all volunteers who work when they have time
or when user requests build up so much they find time or whatever.

They are almost all divorced from the TL release schedule. They can't be
asked to not make updates because TL is nearing release, would you ask them
also to not make any updates near a miktex release or one of the linux
distros or... When _would_ you let them make changes?

As for the original question of having the year in the TL installation. It
doesn't do any harm and offers an easy rollback mechanism, especially as
has been mentioned if the TL package mechanisms have been updated. If the
year was not there and TL updated in-place it would require a more
complicated update and rollback mechanism for no obvious gain to the end

It really isn't clear what you are pushing for in this thread.

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