[OS X TeX] is i-Installer cool?
timbrophy at mac.com
Sat May 1 15:27:50 EDT 2004
Also an aged computer user (58 last Saturday!). Just a Secondary school
teacher in Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland not a Professor or computer
scientist. I am currently trying to get exam paper solutions and
Mathematics journals onto http://www.imta.ie and I find Latex great. I
have been using Apple computers since the early eighties. Without this
installer I probably would have finally had to change platforms. Thank
On 1 May 2004, at 20:08, John A. Blumer wrote:
> I'm also one of those Jurassic-kind-of-guys (52 today). If it hadn't
> been for this installer that Gerben Wierda has been doing wonders
> with, I probably would not have undertaken the long road to learning
> TeX. My rote isn't as good as it used to be, so letting someone else
> maintain my installation is a blessing. There are enough other things
> to keep busy with. Thanks
> On May 1, 2004, at 10:16, Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh wrote:
>> On 1 May 2004, at 15:36, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> I am thinking of entering i-Installer 2.63.0 in Apple's Design
>>> Awards. Given that my view on the matter is by definition parochial
>>> and not necessarly correct, I would like to ask you as my main user
>>> community for help in answering the questions. As a user, what is
>>> your view on the matter?
>> What a wonderful opportunity to praise the author!
>> The tool is kool as in Blue Kool! (Is this Aqua?) :))
>>> The main question to answer on the contest form is:
>>> • Briefly state the outstanding design features of your contest
>>> entry. (For example: what's unique? what's super cool? what is
>>> particularly noteworthy?)
>> I have been a Computer Scientist all of my life (when I have not been
>> a Mathematician.
>> Now at age 54 I find that it becomes more and more difficult to do
>> the simplest things
>> that I could do at 30 :)))
>> I have learned to program in about 15 P languages.
>> Now ... my abilities fail and fade!
>> It is a little surprising ... but then so do my natural language
>> abilities (4+ languages).
>> This is where the i-Installer needs to be praised.
>> Already I am using Apple since 1983 ... best move I ever made (apart
>> from getting married).
>> Words (of a technical nature) fail me to tell how wonderful
>> i-Installer is
>> ***for elderly people like me***
>> [Is that brief enough?]
>>> Other questions of interest are:
>>> • Describe your contest entry's target users (i.e. who uses your
>>> product, what is their occupation, work environment, workflow, etc.)
>> I have used TeX and then LaTeX (and now experimenting with XeTeX) all
>> of my professional life since about 1983!!!
>> I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of
>> Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
>> I take great professional pride in the quality of my public
>> examination papers (and lecture notes) that have always been
>> typeset (originally in TeX, now in LaTeX).
>> Bottomline: I calim to be representative of a certain AGED class
>> whose failing faculties are rewarded by
>> Mac OS X (panther), iBook, eMac, and the ability to keep up with the
>> wonderful world of TeX(-live)
>> (thanks to you Gerben).
>>> • Explain what you have done to make your contest entry better on
>>> Mac OS X when compared with it's counterparts or competition on
>>> other platforms.
>> What competition is there to i-Installer?
>> ... pause ...
>> fink, of course ...
>> which I also use ...
>> but for some strange reason I *love* the (new) i-Installer interface.
>> Edit my text as you will!
>> I guess that my key contrib *must* support for the "geniuses" who are
>> now aging :)))
>> Been in Computing since approx 1970 (I think).
>> ... o O o O o ...
>> Dr. Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh
>> Senior Lecturer
>> Department of Computer Science
>> University of Dublin, Trinity College
>> Dublin 2,
>> ... o O o O o ...
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