[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Mon Jul 5 22:21:13 CEST 2010

On Jul 5 2010 at 20:10:40 CEST, Philip Taylor 
<<http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2010-July/mailto:tex-live%40tug.org?Subject=Re%3A%20%5Btex-live%5D%20TL%2710%20pretest%20trial&In-Reply-To=%3C4C322020.7020504%40Rhul.Ac.Uk%3E>P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> 

>OK, I don't want to waste much more time on this point,
>so just one question : what fraction of Windows pre-testers
>do you believe are testing the non-advanced version ?

Well, I have installed TL2010 three time. The first on WinXP Pro
with install-tl-advanced, then on WinXP Media edition with wizard
mode, and finally on Windows 7 (it was _not_ my idea) by simply
copying the TeXLive directory from the first install.

So, if I am in any way typical, the answer is one third :)

I might add that I believe I am at least in one sense a typical
pretester: I have used TL2009 (and previous) extensively and have
played around with tlmgr and its options a lot (mostly command-line
mode), and was therefore quite unsurprised at the forward slashes
and not particularly confused by the descriiption of the location
parameter or by mirmon.

As to mirmon, I did what I always do with an obvious link: moused over
it to make sure it seemed legitimate and then went there. In fact, this
how I downloaded install-tl.zip. It was therefore obvious what URL to

Also: all three installations are working without a hitch and updates
run without issues (except those already worked out here).


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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