[tex-live] Which release ?

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Aug 1 12:02:24 CEST 2008

Martin Schröder wrote:

> 2008/7/31 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:

>> Ah ok, but what is the need for that? 

It's not that there is a need, and of course it's
impossible to retrospectively fix all earlier
TL release,s but if the team could agree now that
there will be one, consistent, easily interrogated,
means of ascertaining the version number / date of
release of a TL installation from now on, then
this may well prove useful.  If (and this is
a very big "if") the system could also record
and report if any incremental upgrades have been
applied since the base installation, that might
also help in debugging problems that are reported.

** Phil.

> The output of "texconfig conf" starts with a section "version
> information". Does TL2008 offer meaningful information there? If not,
> that's the place it should be.
> Best
>    Martin

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