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The developing of LaTeX3 goes on. However some feature will be improved or added. The LaTeX3 team can't upload every day a new version to CTAN.

How can I install the newest version LaTeX3?

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The LaTeX3 team is well presented in the web. The current development branch is available at LaTeX Project - Source repository

To download the newest version you can use svn.

For Unix users

The following command download the complete trunk folder to the current folder of your opened terminal

~$ svn co http://www.latex-project.org/svnroot/experimental/trunk/

The LaTeX3 team provide a great combination of Makefile so you can use the following command to install the current branch to your local texmf tree.

~$ cd trunk
~$ make localinstall

A small script can be

#!/bin/bash
# small script to use the newest svn-version of LaTeX3
echo "Install LaTeX3"
cd $HOME
mkdir tmpinstallfolder-latex3
cd tmpinstallfolder-latex3
svn co http://www.latex-project.org/svnroot/experimental/trunk/
cd trunk
make localinstall
cd $HOME
rm -rfv tmpinstallfolder-latex3
echo "Install LaTeX3 done"

For Windows users

To download the svn repository you can use the GUI TortoiseSVN or the command line version SlikkSVN. The repository is

http://www.latex-project.org/svnroot/experimental/trunk/

The LaTeX3 team provides a file make.bat which works like the Unix file Makefile. You can use

make localinstall
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