No context in TL2023 source ?

Karl Berry karl at
Mon Mar 20 23:16:14 CET 2023

Hi Ken (B :),

    I didn't realize until seeing this email thread that anything had 
    changed with respect to context.  If there was an announcement about 
    that, I missed it.

Indeed, I failed to make any explicit announcement about it. Sorry.
I've put a note now on
It is briefly mentioned in the TL Guide, but the implications are not
spelled out.

    Karl, what do you recommend?  Should I build luametatex and upload it? 

I have nothing against it, but I'm not sure you will find it
easy/feasible to build, per DavidC.

    Is that what builders for other platforms have done?

No. At present, almost all the luametatex binaries are built by Mojca's
build farm.
I believe the only exception is universal-darwin, which the
indefatigable Dick Koch builds (and signs).

However, if you are able to build a binary, I have no problem installing
it in TL.

    I'd also be interested in hearing from distro maintainers how they're 
    planning to handle this.

Me too :). Probably tldistro at is the best place for that
discussion.  There are distro maintainers not on this list.  --thanks, karl.

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