[OS X TeX] End of i-Installer/i-Packages support per 1/1/2007
aguilera at ceride.gov.ar
Tue Nov 14 13:38:29 EST 2006
Getting late into the subject, I don't think I could add more or in
better ways to what was said.
Anyway, I can't stay without giving Gerben a very big Thank You for
all the efforts in producing a wonderful distribution.
As most of us, I will also miss Gerben's kindness and patience in
explaining what could or could not be done with his software.
Cheers to an oustanding person!
On 11 Nov, 2006, at 12:15, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Hello all,
> As I have announced at TUG2006 in Marrakech this week, my support
> for i-Installer and the i-Packages will end on January 1st, 2007.
> Before that moment, there will be an attempt at one more
> improvement of i-Installer: using authenticating proxies. And I
> will work on the documentation of everything.
> After Jan 1, I will no longer support i-Installer or my i-Packages.
> I will still use it personally and the incidental i-Package update
> (e.g. ConTeXt updates) will find its way to the repositores. But I
> will not offer e-mail support (nor answer it) and I will not do any
> work unless it is for personal reasons.
> There are several reasons why I have to end support. The most
> important reasons are:
> - The end of teTeX and the volatility of TeX Live. Keeping up with
> changes in TeX Live is beyond me and the support load that will
> come from it is *way* beyond me
> - My day job will take more energy and time (remember: my i-
> Package/i-Installer activities have been done in my spare time).
> - I want to be a TeX *user* for a change.
> - 6 years have been wonderful but also enough.
> 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.)
> It is not all over yet but I'd like to thank you all for your
> support and for being such nice, friendly and constructive users.
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