[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Jul 5 18:32:46 CEST 2010

Le 05/07/2010 15:54, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) a écrit :
> 1) The prose reads "To do a network installation" in one place
>     and "In the case of the installer package" in another.  These
>     refer to the same operation, and should therefore use the
>     same terminology : the latter therefore amended to read
>     "If performing a network installation".  Unfortunately
>     the document needs to fork earlier, so see online version
>     for full changes.

> 2) "The exact http://somehost/some/path urls to use are link
>      targets on the texlive-pretest mirmon page."
>      Yes, they are, but that is hardly user-friendly documentation.
>      Proposed : "To find a real value for <em>location</em>, identify
>      a suitable (topologically  near) host from the texlive-pretest
>      mirmon page, then right-click on your chosen host and choose
>     "copy link location" or your browser's equivalent.  You can then
>      paste this value in following the "-repository " parameter.  Ignore
>      the "@" signs in the texlive-pretest mirmon page : they are simply
>      there to confuse.
I used something along these lines, but tried to make it shorter, and moved it
earlier on the page (in the "downloading" section).

> 3)  Is there an "Install-TL-advanced" for Unix/Linux ?  If so, option (3)
>      of "Installing" should use this.  If not, then the document needs to
>      fork even earlier.
No, the only purpose of install-tl-advance.bat is to allow Windows user to
double-click it, so that they don't need to use this horribly frightening
Unixish tool name a command line (just kidding, not wanting to start yet another
OS troll) in order to specify -gui perltk to get the fully configurable version
of the installer.

Since, in pretest phase, even windows users are not supposed to be afraid by a
command line (since they often need it for the -repository option, and a
courageous people anyway---they wouldn't be pretesting otherwise), there's
little point in mentioning install-tl-advanced.bat on the pretest page IMO.

> Various other changes made, and the final document contains both
> QUERIES (in red) and COMMENTS (in blue).

I made adjustements to make some of theses points clearer (hopefully) and
uploaded the resulting document. I don't intend to spend more time on tweaking
this page, sorry: as previously mentioned, this is only a temporary and very
specific documentation page.

I didn't look at your comments about the "notable changes" section yet, but if
something should be fixed there, it's probably better to fix it in the actual
TL2010 documentation. But I'll wait for Karl opinion before touching this
document, since I don't want to negatively interfere with the ongoing
translation process.

> Getting the final part
> to validate (the form and surrounding <small> stuff) was a real b1tch.

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