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l3build: a testing and building system for

Release 2024-05-27


The l3build module is designed to support the development of high-quality code by providing:

  • A unit testing system
  • Automated typesetting of code sources
  • A reliable packaging system for CTAN releases

The bundle consists of a Lua script to run the tasks and a .tex file which provides the testing environment. These were originally developed for supporting development but are designed such that they can be readily used by others. Full documentation is provided.


The issue tracker for is currently located on GitHub.

Development team

The kernel is developed by The Project.

Copyright (C) 2014-2024 The LaTeX Project
All rights reserved.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (805.6k).

l3build – A testing and building system for

The build system supports testing and building 3 code, on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows systems. The package offers:

  • A unit testing system for code (whether kernel code or contributed packages);
  • A system for typesetting package documentation; and
  • An automated process for creating CTAN releases.

The package is essentially independent of other material released by the 3 team, and may be updated on a different schedule.

Home pagehttps://www.latex-project.org
Bug trackerhttps://github.com/latex3/l3build/issues
Version 2024-05-27
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright2014–2024 The Project
MaintainerThe Project Team
TDS archivel3build.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as l3build
MiKTeX as l3build
TopicsMacro support
Package development
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