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

Alessandro Andretta alessandroandretta at mac.com
Sun Nov 12 06:00:06 EST 2006

First of all, let me join the other folks on this list and thank  
Gerben for his
truly excellent work during the past six years - I think he deserves  
our praise,
and the some. Installing TeX on a Mac with the i-Installer has been  
quite effortless
and I am really sad about this news.

Looking at the future, I agree with Claus and Gary: in my humble  
opinion, the best thing would be to have a
very comprehensive and complete TeXLive installation, augmented with  
the gtafonts and other goodies that
Gerben gave us. Even on a laptop a  80 Gb hard drive is the bare  
minimum, so I think we could afford having a really
complete installation.  If someone has an old machine with little  
disk space could still use the old i-packages,
which will not be obsolete so soon. Of course a custom installation  
would be nice, but not crucial.


On 11 Nov 2006, at 20:37, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2006, at 2:29 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> A custom installation would be nice but not necessary. A  
>> comprehensive tex installation which will be  updated in toto once  
>> a year or whenever there is new TeXLive seems to me to be the  
>> right thing.
>> Claus
> I agree. Besides, disk space is soooooo cheap these days that an  
> extra 10 or even 100 or 200 MB just doesn't matter.
> Regards,
>   Gary

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