[tex-live] Re: sources
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Nov 16 20:00:45 CET 2004
On 16 Nov 2004, at 19:32, Karl Berry wrote:
> I do suggest (as I have done earlier) a 3-tier source release
> 1. A source freeze in a tar.bz2 which accompanies the iso image
> (if the
> image not already contains the sources, I have not checked this)
> It does. But having the released .tar.bz2 in the source repository is
> good, anyway.
> (Except for Fabrice's sources -- Fabrice, can you *please* upload them
> or make them available somewhere? Once again, I'm not asking you to do
> anything except make a zip file ...)
> 2. source, the directory with a stable release. This may change
> the year and stuff goes in there when source.development is
> to contain a stable release.
> That makes sense to me. If (after the release, if we ever get to make
> one) changes in source would help you (or anyone else), please propose
> The only issue is that there is only one Master and one set of
> binaries, and they would (presumably) come from source.development. So
> a new infrastructure (with the released Master) would have to be
> constructed to do any testing.
There is no real issue. Because it is always to draw from p4 with a
certain date. For TL2003 I draw from source @ some date in sep 2003,
for TL2004 I will then draw from some other date. What is a possible
problem then is that I need two accounts, I guess, because switching
would be very expensive, build-wise.
Master is not a problem for another reason. Packages that are updated
often are compatible with older versions of TeX. So my "TL2003" based
setup has some parts that are from today. So far I have no problems
with that approach.
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