[tex-live] 2015 pretest

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 10:18:43 CEST 2015

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM, jfbu wrote:
> Le 13 avr. 2015 at 09:53, Mojca Miklavec:
>> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 9:43 AM, jfbu wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I wanted to try out the TL2015 pretest,
>>> but I don't understand the situation with binaries, for example in
>>> /Users/???/Downloads/TL2015/bin/x86_64-darwin
>>> I have
>>> ttys000:Downloads (09:36)$ ls -l TL2015/bin/x86_64-darwin/xetex
>>> -rwx------  1 ??? ????  19431216 22 mai  2014 TL2015/bin/x86_64-darwin/xetex
>>> which is the TL2014 (not 2015) binary
>> True. The tlpretest repository for 2015 hasn't even been announced
>> anywhere yet and it is not yet ready.
>> Most "TL 2015" binaries haven't even been compiled yet.
>> If you want to experiment, you need to wait for at least a couple of
>> days (or more).
>> Mojca
> ah, thanks for the quick explanation
> I was following
>> Plan for TeX Live 2015:
>> 13mar: sources committed, builds begin.
>> 10apr: tlnet (and TL'14) frozen, tlpretest starts, CTAN updates continue there.
>> 8may: complete code freeze for final build.
>> 15may: final updates from CTAN, final doc tweaks.
>> 22may: deliver TL image for TeX Collection packaging/testing.
>> 5jun: deliver TeX Collection DVD image for manufacturing.
>> 12jun: public release (also of MacTeX).
>> July?: delivery of DVDs to members.
> which I found on tug.org page
> I didn't know tlpretest had not started, the schedule lists it with
> a link for how to proceed,

It is still on schedule. The TL'14 repository was frozen and tlpretest
*is* there. (If you would try a few days earlier you would only see an
empty repository, no packages). But it is called "pretest" with a good
reason. Code and binaries have to transition from 2014 to 2015 *after*
TL'14 is frozen, meaning that at the moment of the initial tlpretest
setup, most of the stuff (if not everything other than repository
version) is still at "2014". You have to wait for a few days until the
person responsible for builds for your platform commits the binaries

Once that is settled, there will certainly be one problem or another
that will have to be discovered and fixed in the timeframe of the
testing period.


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