[OS X TeX] Tiger & TeX

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Fri Apr 15 10:42:54 EDT 2005

On Apr 15, 2005, at 10:33 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> 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.

They may be prohibited from discussing Tiger itself (its features, 
etc.), but are probably not prohibited from discussing whether or not 
something works with it. I used to beta test for Apple and this was the 
case way back then.

All the best,

-- Gary

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