[tex-live] Re: URGENT!!

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid@attbi.com
Wed, 15 May 2002 12:28:42 -0600

>Unless my memory is deeply flawed, TeX Live 6 carried version 
>1.23? and this is the first time anyone has mentioned the problem!

TeXLive6 carried 1.15. 

Also, This is _not_ the first time this has been mentioned. I specifically and publically asked John about this
on behalf of all packagers back in January and John  was quite specific:

"But this [1.23] is not a stable version" I thought then that everyone got the hint and would stick with 1.15 till 1.25 was out. Boy was I wrong...

>with respect, I suggest that using Omega for mission-critical
>work is a very dangerous game to play....

1.15 works quite reasonably, was released to stabilize the 1.1x series, and for what I need to get done it's the only game in town...

>Sorry to be negative, but waiting until the very day I want to finish
>TeX Live to bring up a problem which has been there for 6 months
>is not very sensible.

As I said, TeXLive6 has 1.15, and how r we supposed to know that TeXLive7 was going to carry 1.23??? I found out almost by accident (Hans installed it from the 
latest fptex binaries and reported problems to me).

>We have 5 choices

> 6 Sebastian retrofits 1.15 onto TL7 tonight
>is NOT up for choice!

What about
6. Revert to the TeXLive6 version. This is my vote. I truly hope everyone will agree and vote for this:-)

I most truly and sincerely apologize to Sebastian for any trouble in this matter.

Best wishes