[OS X TeX] Re: End of i-Installer/i-Packages support per 1/1/2007

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sat Nov 11 12:28:52 EST 2006

On Nov 11, 2006, at 12:11 PM, Kirk Lowery wrote:

>> I will try to leave the setup in such a state that someone else can
>> take it up. I will also be available for advise *if* someone else
>> takes it up but only to a certain level (e.g. I am not going to help
>> people learn perl or Objective-C or Cocoa or etc.)
> A question, then, to the whole list: where do we go from here? Let's
> assume no one takes up i-Package/i-Installer. It's now up to the
> individual user to maintain his/her TeX installation directly from the
> TeXLive collection, no? Or can we adapt some other distribution for OS
> X?

That is exactly my question. It doesn't seem likely that anyone will  
pick up Gerben's work and run with it and the MacTeX installer is  
also based on his work so that would no longer evolve either.

I must say that I am more than a little concerned.

> For example, I know that Gentoo (a "from the source code" locally
> compiled distribution) is transitioning from teTeX to TeXLive. Or,
> better, perhaps, a BSD distribution of TeXLive, if such exists?
> Or?

Yes, or? :-)

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