On 12/10/2010 21:08, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> I may be mistaken but the way I read the front page of that site it doesn't
>> sound as if it is meant for this purpose but rather for more long term hosting
>> of material that isn't really supposed to be on CTAN or can't go into TL.
>> It is true that they also speak about releases for testing, but still ...
> his original announcement message (to the tex live list) seemed to imply
> that it would a happy home for things that may go to tex live proper
> some time.
> he's certainly putting luatex binaries on there, and _they'll_ make it
> to tex live in due course. (or their descendents will...)
My reading was that some kind of testing status material would be
acceptable. Quite what that means, however ...
>> I would check with Taco if he thinks this would be a good way to make use of
>> the site. In any case I would fear 3 days would be too short a period for
> 3 days does sound a bit optimistic, i would agree.
> things that go into tex live get pounced on quickly, but tlcontrib is
> going to have a far smaller audience, hence slower bug-finding, i would
I'm mainly keen to avoid issues with the snapshots where something
obvious has been missed (i.e. by me). They are snapshots, after all, but
as people are using them 'in the wild' at least some testing beyond my
PC would be handy. Suggestions on a reasonable balance time-wise are