[NTG-context] beta vs current
adityam at umich.edu
Thu Jan 30 20:37:25 CET 2020
On Thu, 30 Jan 2020, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Already for quite some years the 'current' context release is the one
> that ends up on texlive. The rest of the year we talk about betas and
> very rarely an alpha release. This distinction no longer makes sense.
> From now on there will be no alpha, beta or current (with latest begin
> the most recent of the three, when present): we only will have latest.
> Most users follow the latest anyway and keeping a copy of some tree is
> There will of course be the yearly tex live snapshots and these will
> have the year attached to them.
> So, effectively nothing changes, apart from the fact that we no longer
> use the labels (and distinction on the website).
I like this change.
> A more fundamental distinction is between the versions:
> pdftex|xetex : mkii (probaly not used that much any longer)
> luatex|luajittex : mkiv (also the test for luatex dev)
> luametatex : lmtx (the (upcoming) real deal)
> Mojca and I are diuscussing / working on an upgrade of the context
> garden installations and repositories but more about that later,
Will lmtx be available on the next texlive?
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