TeX Live and Subversion

(This page is about accessing the development sources for TeX Live. Sources for each release are available separately, as large tar files.)

TeX Live uses the Subversion system for source control, to support development by many people simultaneously. Subversion must be used to commit changes, but is not needed (or recommended) simply for read-only access to the development sources.

You can also use git-over-svn (20+GB), with some caveats and coordination.

So, for TL developers (wanting to commit changes):

For public (read-only) access:

Final tip: to use Subversion checkouts but still exclude some directories, such as Master/bin/arch for the architectures you don't use, you can merely avoid doing an update or checkout from the bin, Master, or top-level sparse checkout feature.

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