[tex-live] pdftex 1.30.4 (was: forwarded message from Thomas Esser)

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Mon Oct 17 22:12:38 CEST 2005

"GW" == Gerben Wierda writes:

 GW> So, are we ready for a rebuild of TL2005 for all platforms?  Have
 GW> the changes been checked into source or source.development?

 GW> Let me suggest again that Karl announces a DATETIME for us to use
 GW> with p4 to get the sources from source (not source.development
 GW> where development can continue) for the build of TL.

note that you can use not only DATETIME but also revision number to
sync with depot (which has at least no ambiguity with time zones) - see
"p4 help revisions"; i.e. you can sync using

p4 sync //depot/Build/... at 8841

(where 8841 is the revision number with Martin's changes to pdftex)

instead of p4 sync //depot/Build/... at yyyy/mm/dd

so if you ever need to sync to some release (e.g. TeX Live 2005 or TeX
Live 2004), remember use the revision number of that release and use it.


in light of that, and seeing how it works in practice, i suggest to
drop completely the source.development tree to avoid unneeded

existence of both source and source.development does not give ANY
advantages, in my view, but only creates confusion.

if/when p4 will be moved to another SCM system like CVS or SVN, we
will also have similar mechanisms to check-out sources at any given
point in the past (using either dates, or checkin number or branch
name etc).


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