CTAN Update: l3build

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Thu Jan 11 19:28:42 CET 2018

The LaTeX Team  submitted an update to the



Version:  2018-01-10
License:  lppl1.3c

Summary description:  A testing and building system for (La)TeX

Announcement text:

 Release 2018-01-10

  - Fix issue with "recordstatus"

  - Rationalise short option names: removed -d, -E, -r

  - Remove cmdcheck target: specific to LaTeX3 kernel work

  - New target "manifest" for construction of file manifests

  - New "auxfiles" variable

  - New --textmfhome option to allow customisation of
    local installation

  - New --dry-run option for installation

  - Sort list of tests to avoid system-dependent ordering

  - New --shuffle option to run tests in a random order

  - Split l3build into multiple files for improved maintenance

  - Internal improvements


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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