[tex-live] Biber in TeX Live?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 10 10:57:51 CEST 2009

François Charette <firmicus at ankabut.net> wrote:

> BTW, in the entry
> <http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=biblatex> please change
> "the generation multilingual citations" to "the generation of
> multilingual citations" at the end.

done, in the sources.  will make it to the web "soon" (fsvo "soon").

> > they certainly haven't submitted anything, or suggested that we should
> > pull something and put it on the archive.
> >
> > so perhaps they don't consider themselves ready for wider dissemination
> > of the package?
> Exactly. As long as biblatex itself is not included in TL, there is no
> point in having biber. And as we are currently going through an active
> development phase, we would rather recommend interested users to try the
> development version of biber (via git) instead of relying on some beta
> snapshot. Note also that the biblatex option "backend=biber" is not even
> yet documented (and was consciously not mentioned in the latest release
> notes).

fair enough.  i was wondering whether i was observing a stand-off, but
presumably philipp was checking whether biber had made it to tl unasked.

> The situation will certainly have changed dramatically by the
> time TL 2010 is released :)

<f/x> sits here waiting with bated breath.


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