TeX Live 5, the end game

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed, 8 Mar 2000 13:02:21 +0000 (GMT)

I think it is time to make some firm plans.

I have just agreed to supply Addison Wesley Germany with a CD master
of TeX Live 5, for inclusion in the back of Kopka and Daly, in 2 weeks 
time. They accept that it may not have a working or final Windows
install system, but I have promised that the Unix install and
binaries, and the texmf tree, will be up to date and internally
consistent. I think I can deliver this, and I propose to call this TeX 
Live 5a.

At about the same time, the Polish group want a CD. I propose to make
them as good a product as I can (with Staszek's help), and deliver it
as TeX Live 5b.

This leaves TUG, and the other user groups. What I propose to do is
keep TeX Live 5b up to date, ready to deliver to TUG as TeX Live 5c,
for whenever TUG gets the documentation ready, works out a production
schedule, and makes deals with any user groups who want to play.

Does this sound agreeable?

The bottom lines

 1) I want to freeze TeX Live 5's texmf tree in the next 2 weeks
 2) Delivery of the master CD to TUG for distribution to members must
    be dependent on someone else working out a production system etc