[OS X TeX] Re: LinkBack/LaTeX on Mac OS X Feedback
dac at panix.com
Tue Feb 6 21:21:46 EST 2007
> One of my many hats is as a member of the steering committee of the
> MacLearning group. We have an annual meeting to provide feedback
> directly to the engineers, product marketers, and others behind
> Apple's products.
So long as there was a proper install (not something crippled by size
concerns, as others have noted) it would be nice to see it there by
default, on par with perl/ruby/etc -- there for those who want it,
avaialble for those new to it to explore, able to be updated by the
power users. No GUI.
What I *do* think would be tremendously valuable is for Apple to
consider -- possibly with the developer's tools -- supporting some kind
of package manager a la fink commander or darwinports. (Including
support for TeX a la iinstaller or miktex would be a bonus.)
On another subject, I also suggest bugging them to fix Grapher! (The
first thing they did when they purchased Curvus Pro was to break it.
Grapher won't even run all of its own examples, for heaven's sake!)
I use Graphing Calculator and love it, but there is tremendous value in
having a tool of that power built in to the OS.
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