[tex-live] TeXLive has no stable source tree and resorts to DVD with binaries?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Apr 14 09:34:10 CEST 2011

On Mi, 13 Apr 2011, Kārlis Repsons wrote:
> > Looking at the discussion I still cannot understand what you mean by
> > stabilization.
> For example, someone writes a new package or modifies some script and it's first 
> placed in some 'unstable' or 'testing' category, only after sufficient 
> time/feedback moved to 'stable'... Or is that considered a vain effort?

That is not the policy. The package develpers are (hopefully) testing
their packages before getting uploaded to CTAN. TL takes from there,
without testing.

So to make it clear: We have not system like Debian (unstables/testing/stable)
nor will we have one.

As Tomek said, there is *one* small testing repository for the core
modules and tlmgr, because if we break tlmgr, we might not be able
to easily update again.

Best wishes

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