[tex-live] texlive 7, it all starts again

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue, 29 Jan 2002 16:47:17 +0000

The time has come to start TeX Live 7. I propose as
follows, but I am very open to suggestions:

 January/February: work in Perforce source.development tree
                   to get source compilable on all platforms
 late February:    semi-freeze and transfer to Perforce source tree
 early March:      assemble all binaries and scripts
 March:            complete update of all texmf packages
 April 1st:        alpha releases of CD
 May:              maybe release

 * Omega must be new release, and stable
 * source must be in sync with teTeX, or better
 * Mac OSX must work
 * dvips must be stable

I shall do the texmf tree and coordinate the release, but
I do not have time to work on any of:

 * getting source clean and compilable
 * updating install scripts
 * anything with documentation
 * rationalizing packages
 * any new facilities
 * liaising with anyone who wants to distribute the CD

so we need people who want to help with any of the above. For
anyone unused to my rude behaviour, please note that I cannot
realistically respond to anything along the lines of:

 * why don't you do X
 * I can do Y if you show me how
 * Z is broken please fix it

as I simply have no time available. what I *can* do is incorporate
other people's work.....

hey ho, here we go
Sebastian Rahtz      OUCS Information Manager
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431