If all goes well I should be installing the various versions of vanilla TeX Live 2023 this weekend. That assume pretest goes well. I’m not in a position to be a tester for it, unfortunately. The various devices will use platform-appropriate distributions of vanilla TeX Live. Distro-packaged versions of TeX Live are nice but I prefer to track updates in CTAN. Using distro-packaged versions of TeX Live doesn’t let you do that without much weeping and gnashing of teeth in my experience.

What do I want to be doing? I want to be typesetting fiction again soon. I may end up printing a news rag that would go up on Issuu or another such platform. The new PDF production logic should make things more archive-safe, I think.

We’ll see what erupts this weekend, hopefully.