[tex-live] 2015 pretest

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Mon Apr 13 10:38:17 CEST 2015

Le 13 avr. 2015 at 10:18, Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>  :

> 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
> (http://tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Master/bin/).
> 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.

I am not familiar with the procedure, thanks for the explanations
As it turned out I had compiled the binaries back in November 
(precisely for the xetex+pstricks+Ghostscript 9.15 problem)
again early March from the svn trunk, thus I guess I can already copy 
them to my pre-TL2015 tree, as a temporary measure


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