[OS X TeX] Various TeX programs on Mac

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Sat May 8 00:48:14 EDT 2004

On 7 May 2004, at 22:30, Joseph C. Slater wrote:
> On May 7, 2004, at 12:56 AM, Will Robertson wrote:
>> Okay, so the matter of impartiality has come up. I must admit I have 
>> only used Gerben's distribution on Mac OS X and MikTeX on Windows, 
>> and for editing I've used TeXShop and iTeXMac a lot, tried out Alpha 
>> and I'm meaning to get into Emacs.
> "This scenario is for the person who is not Unix-inclined, hasn’t used 
> LATEX in classic MacOS, and/or wants a completely free solution."
> Boy, I thought that statement from my document was biased enough. If 
> you haven't already used LaTeX on Mac, this section is for you, or you 
> are experienced enough to understand the other sections. I'd like to 
> give some credit to the reader.

Bear with me as I comment on this, The reason all this has come up was 
originally because Gerben asked about what we thought about 
i-Installer. This changed to how easy TeX on Mac is in general --- and 
most people said that it was especially easy but a couple said they had 
a really hard time.

These people said that even the introductions given by Gerben and 
yourself introduced too much information at one time, and so to fix the 
situation, I've tried coming up with what looks to me like a decent 
solution for these people.

I forgot to link to your page when I made some changes yesterday, but 
it would go after Rebecca's as "a definitive introduction to the 
various ways of using TeX on Mac OS X" or somesuch. Considering you are 
maintaining *the* site for TeX on Mac, it would be a waste of time for 
me not to collaborate with you so that the end product of whatever we 
do here actually gets put somewhere *visible*.

If you think the Mac-TeX site is as usable as it's ever going to be, 
and don't want any changes made, then I may as well stop now.

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