pretest 2021 begin

Vít Novotný witiko at
Mon Mar 22 19:34:08 CET 2021

Dear Karl,

my students and I have several changes for the fithesis, markdown,
and csbulletin packages still in the pipeline with estimated time of
completion during this week. Is March 22 the final deadline for
CTAN updates (in which case, we would just not target the TL2021
DVD) or are there any extensions planned?


pá 26. 2. 2021 v 0:56 odesílatel Karl Berry <karl at> napsal:

> Hi everyone.  I think the pretest area is populated with the first build
> for TL 2021. See as usual for
> details of how to install (unchanged from previous years), and the list
> of notable changes that I've got so far. Additions or corrections to the
> news are greatly appreciated.
> The binaries for some of the platforms (x86_64-darwinlegacy, *-freebsd,
> -solaris, armhf-linux) have not yet been updated. I expect that to
> happen soon.  All others are current AFAIK.  Dick Koch is creating the
> MacTeX/BasicTeX packages and they should also be available soon.
> As I mentioned in passing a day or two ago, this year for the first time
> tlnet will continue to be updated during this pretest period. That is,
> regular package updates sent to CTAN will normally end up in both tlnet
> and tlpretest. (If a package update should only be in the pretest,
> and you haven't already told me, please say so in the CTAN upload notes.)
> Please don't let this dissuade you from trying the pretest!  Better for
> everyone to test now than wait for breakage in the official release. TL
> has no dedicated testers or QA department, so it's all up to us
> collectively as volunteers.
> Hope it flies,
> Karl
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