[OS X TeX] Finally we are grown up
pmathey at uwo.ca
Tue Nov 21 16:28:26 EST 2006
On 21-Nov-06, at 3:37 PM, Jeffrey Weimer wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2006, at 1:45 PM, Philipp Mathey wrote:
>> you do realize that Gerben Wierda, Claus Gerhard, Bruno Voisin and
>> everyone else on this list offer their advice/support/solutions
>> for free ?
>> It is not like you bought some software and now you are entitled
>> to customer support. That would be the case if one bought Textures.
> Yes, I do realize this. My comments are not meant to downplay,
> deride, or in any way demean their efforts. Though not said in my
> prior message, I also do appreciate the effort that Claus Gerhard
> and Bruno Voisin and everyone else on this list are putting in to
> pull together a transition. It is both overwhelming and sometimes
> awe inspiring to watch.
I know it wasn't meant like that. I just felt it should be noted, for
> My comments are directed specifically at an attitude that seems to
> be present, wherein the product of efforts to create installers for
> LaTeX are promoted as "no-brainers" for everyone of us to use. Some
> of us who may otherwise be quite proficient at USING LaTeX are
> either a) not really all that astute or b) not really all that
> interested in being as proficient at playing "tricks" with MacOS X/
> Unix/Applescript commands in order to INSTALL LaTeX.
The main objective ought to be using LaTeX/XeTeX/..for one's work,
the installation and maintenance should never become a distraction.
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