[OS X TeX] Tiger & TeX

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Apr 15 10:33:40 EDT 2005

On 15 Apr 2005, at 3:28 pm, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Apr 15, 2005, at 4:20 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> The changes in Tiger are fundamental enough to want to drop support 
>> for
>> older Mac OS X versions.
>> Core Data, better net-connections in Apple Frameworks (currently for
>> instance, FTP and proxies do not work in i-Installer because of the 
>> older
>> frameworks, the Panther frameworks offer alternatives but that would 
>> mean
>> dropping support for Tiger), HFS+-aware cli-tools, etc.
>> Maybe it is time for a rewrite from the ground up to get i-Installer 
>> v3.
>> Tiger-only. And keep the current distribution available for Panther &
>> Tiger.
>> If I only had the time to do it... ;-)
> I would, of course, like to install it immediately. :-)  The only 
> thing that would stop me would be not being able to use TeX. With that 
> in mind ...
> Has anyone tested Gerben's current installer and distribution with 
> Tiger? If so, will it all work as before and is there anything I 
> should be aware of?
> In addition, has anyone used TeXShop with Tiger? Are there any issues 
> there?

If anyone has --- which is pretty likely, I would think ;-) --- they 
must be a developer or similar with access to prerelease seed software, 
and therefore NDA terms will surely prohibit them commenting publicly 
until the software ships.


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