[OS X TeX] Finally we are grown up

Philipp Mathey 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  
the record.
> 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.

Good  point.
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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