[tex-live] Which release ?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Aug 1 12:18:38 CEST 2008

On Fr, 01 Aug 2008, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:
> >>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

Aehm, I was talking about a Win32 menu item .... to cite what I wrote:
On Do, 31 Jul 2008, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:
> >But texlive-en.pdf is already linked into
> >     Start->Programs->TeX Live 2008->TeX Live Manual (en)
> >isn't that enough?
> Yes, absolutely : it's just that under earlier
> releases, this was not the case, so there is
> no universal way of reaching the file ...

Ah ok, but what is the need for that? BTW, that is the documentation,

My remark was about
	Start->Programs->TeX Live 2008->whatever
whatever you mentioned before.

So I still stand to my comment that I see no use to make something
special for win32 (we already do quite a lot of things) to find the
version number.

Martin answered that question:
> >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.

texconfig conf, AFAIR did issue the release number in the last years,
and it will do that in 2008, too.

Best wishes


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