[tex-live] TexLive Release Cycle

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Oct 29 17:47:57 CET 2007

On Mo, 29 Okt 2007, Edd Barrett wrote:
> I notice we are nearing the release of TL 2008 (right?).

Wrong, we are far from any release. 

I wouldn't expect a new release before March/April 2008.

> How do you go about this? Is there a release candidate for developers
> to test etc. If there is a release candidate, will it be distributed
> as the single tarball that was previously discussed discussed?

Nothing has been fixed till now, but (almost) everything is possible. 

> I ask because I want to start processing the new TPM replacements and
> porting the new release soon.

That you can do already now, the texlive.tlpdb in trunk/Master is
updated daily and contains all information. Hopefully from now on
(tomorrow or day after tomorrow (overmorrow as I would say)) also the
TeX Catalogue informations are merged into the texlive.tlpdb.

Best wishes


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