[tex-live] ways to change between texlive 2014 and 2015 pretest

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue May 19 23:30:27 CEST 2015

George N. White III wrote:

> At my workplace, once something is in the system path nothing short of a 
> direct request from the Queen can get it changed. 

But it could only have got into the system path by Royal Assent in the
first place, surely ?  (One assumes that putting something in the system
path is no less difficult than changing something that is already
there).  Therefore if the Royal Assent has been granted once,
Her Gracious Majesty must surely be willing to accommodate subsequent
amendments thereto.

> It would be nice to have 
> a mechanism like macports where the path says the same and versions can
> be switched by adjusting links (junctions?).  

Most Windows users know how to change the path; very very few know about
links, junctions and so on.  So I for one would far prefer to leave it
as it is.

Philip Taylor

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