[OS X TeX] Final Versions
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Apr 16 04:10:16 EDT 2005
On 16 Apr 2005, at 06:37, Jeff Genung wrote:
> If you decide to drop any new versions before 10.4 please consider
> having a
> "final" version that lays out what works right in 10.2 and 10.3.
Certainly. There still is an old version that works with 10.1 too.
Probably in the case of Tiger, I will move to a new repository and be
able to keep the 10.2/3 version up to date when serious problems
But this is really not the case yet. There is *no* time for me to
create a new version yet.
> One of the
> things I pushed for when I worked for apple was not leaving a "hanging
> version change" meaning any improvements or non working parts of an
> operating system should be completed and a "final" version of that OS
> be available. 8.6 had such a final version, and if you ever need it
> you can
> call apple and get a CD called the "Legacy 2000" CD which contains the
> "final" version of OS 7. When OS 9 was going away, everyone just
> walked away
> from it, and there were several issues left with OS 9.2 that have
> never and
> will never be resolved.
> The OS changes to this point are really so significant as to cause OS
> to be a substantially different beast from OS 10.4 and therefore there
> really is something to say for just hanging on to a "very stable"
> version of
> the Tex installer that you do and a version of say six or twelve
> months ago
> that is known to work just peachy with 10.2.8, and just leaving it
> alone at
> that point. When you come up with a package and loader for 10.4 it's a
> beast then.
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