Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In this page, I couldn't understand the date for releasing TeX Live 2013 ISO file. So when will TeX Live 2013 ISO file be released?

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by Martin Schröder, tohecz, Kurt, barbara beeton, Guido May 27 '13 at 18:16

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

July 1st is the planned date for the public release. –  Gonzalo Medina May 27 '13 at 4:24
If one joins TUG now tug.org/texlive/acquire-dvd.html and pays the fees, will then one get the 2013 DVD by snail mail sometime in early July? Will it install on Linux as well as windows? –  Nasser May 27 '13 at 4:31
@Nasser -- Early July seems a bit unrealistic (but I forget when I usually receive mine). However, it will install on Linux. –  jon May 27 '13 at 4:50
The updating of packages should have been stopped on May 27 (actually some correction is still possible). Final testing will be carried on and if all goes well the master image will be sent for printing the DVD in a few days. So it seems that the team is on schedule for the planned release date. Early July for getting the DVD seems a bit optimistic (it depends on mail). –  egreg May 27 '13 at 9:37
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 6 down vote accepted

that web site says:

Plan for TeX Live 2013:
27mar: sources committed, builds begin.
8apr: tlnet (and TL'12) frozen, tlpretest starts, CTAN updates continue there.
27may: complete freeze for final build, no more updates, final doc tweaks, always more testing.
8jun: deliver final images for the TeX Collection DVD to manufacturing.
1jul: public release (also of MacTeX).
August?: delivery of DVDs to members.

istm that it says “public release” on 2013-07-01. there’s no list of files to be released, so “obviously” the iso image will not be excluded, given that it’s a regular part of tl distribution.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.