[OS X TeX] TL2003 vs. TL2004

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Dec 15 18:48:59 EST 2004

Le 16 déc. 04, à 00:26, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :

> Reporting  the babel bug the official way was not possible, since it 
> would have been required to file the error message latexbug.msg, but 
> this file is empty, since the corresponding .tex file didn't compile. 
> Any attempt to send a plain text email message was refused by their 
> servers. I guess this is called Catch 22.

There's an alternative procedure, which involves writing a short report 
and uploading a .tex file (a minimal example to prepare beforehand) and 
accompanying .log file. That's here 

> I then took all my courage and sent an email to Johannes Braams, which 
> at the time of this writing has not yet been rejected, which I 
> consider as encouraging.

In Q2 of this year I reported several babel issues. In a couple of days 
this resulted in answers from Rainer Schöpf, Frank Mittelbach, Chris 
Rowley, Johannes Braams, all big LaTeX names, all accessible, concise 
and friendly. Very impressive!

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