[tlbuild] [tex-live] Asymptote and Python3

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 07:30:32 CET 2016

On 4 February 2016 at 01:52, Karl Berry wrote:
> Mojca - happily, for this year Bowman has just made an "early" test
> release.  It is on CTAN now.  I don't know if Python3 stuff has improved.

No, no python-related changes have been included in that release yet.

> Ordinarily I'd import it into the TL source right now, but I'm going to
> be away all day tomorrow, and given Bowman's description of other
> changes, I am not optimistic that compilation will "just work".  So I
> think I'm going to postpone that until this weekend when I'll have a
> chance to actually try it.

There might be other problems that I'm not aware of, but the
compilation works for me (when done outside of TL tree).

> Anyway ... if/since python3 will evidently be an ongoing issue for a
> while, maybe you (and anyone else concerned) would be best off getting
> asy release directly from sourceforge, or even the dev sources there,
> and communicating with Bowman on the asy lists.  Just a thought ... -k

Anyone interested in python3 should take the sources from GitHub. I
agree that it makes absolutely no sense to track development inside
the TL sources. I was just hoping that someone else might be willing
to step in and help with testing/bugfixing.


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