[OS X TeX] is i-Installer cool?

Tim Brophy 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 
you Gerben.

Tim Brophy

On 1 May 2004, at 20:08, John A. Blumer wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> John
> 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.
>>> Gerben
>> ====================
>> 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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