[texhax] [tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Oct 7 10:19:57 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Dear Reinhard (copy all) --
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> A more convenient solution is to write a batch file.
> Agreed, but (a) I don't like batch files (they replace
> thought with action : rarely a good idea, IMHO !), and
> (b) my point was rather that the present documentation
> is inadequate, not to say seriously misleading, for
> any na\i ve Windows user wishing to help with the testing
> of TL 2009.  Once I can get to the point of being able
> to test myself (I am still stuck at the point of "Access
> is denied"), I will be more than happy to offer better
> documentation which takes the needs of Windows' users
> properly into account.

I'd imagine that most Windows users will take my approach: download the
stand-alone installer and user that. rsync is already quite "odd" for
Windows people, I'd say. However, you're right that the documentation
should at least try to give useful advice!
Joseph Wright

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