[tex-live] pretest'11 begin

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue May 31 07:26:26 CEST 2011

On 31 mei 2011, at 02:52, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Mo, 30 Mai 2011, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> so should we delete it from ctan?  if it's wildly out of date, there's
>> obviously little point in holding it.
> I am strongly suggesting to do that. With the horrible mess of releases
> and not -releases and testing and not-working and maybe working and
> changes of configuration files pretending that there is something
> stable or working and put it on CTAN is wrong

Which is precisely why I only upload proper releases to CTAN. Currently CTAN has the release from texlive 2010, and at the end of the week it will have the context for texlive 2011. I fail to see what is wrong with that. The release of context for texlive 2011 is not even two weeks old yet, so CTAN is outdated by that much now, and that is only because I have been too busy doing other things.

> I see Hans' point, and I am impressed how Mojca tries to keep up with
> that, but I have more or less given up for context on Debian as it
> is too much pain with all the permanent changes and incompatibilities.

I may be able to help out there. Over the summer, I will redesign the tlcontrib backend so that it will not only provide .xz packages, but also:

- an ftp directory for uploads to ctan for both context and the context modules
- subversion repository for use by the context minimals
- raw .tar.gz files available from the website itself

There is no reaon why it would not be able to create .deb packages also.

Best wishes,

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