[tex-live] Re: sources

Gerben Wierda 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 
> over
>     the year and stuff goes in there when source.development is 
> considered
>     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
> them.
> The only issue is that there is only one Master and one set of 
> installed
> 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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