[OS X TeX] How Long...
gghi at bordernet.com.au
Sat Jun 21 10:19:47 EDT 2008
I still use 10.3.9 as I am sure many others do. That said, to continue
supplying a version in new distributions is past considering.
I would hope that it would still be available as a down load
"somewhere" for a while yet. There are many for whom new computers are
not an option on a regular basis.
On 21 Jun 2008, at 11:28 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> In assembling software for the MacTeX 2008 release I've stumbled
> across a bit of a dilemma that may be a bit controversial. The
> questions is... How much longer should we support Panther (OS X
> More and more software updates have dropped Panther support so that
> requires having two versions of the software in the MacTeX (and
> MacTeXtras) distribution; an older one for Panther and a newer one for
> Tiger/Leopard. This is leading to a bit of bloat in the distribution
> as well as limiting what can be included because of space
> One very recent example is the release of Aquamacs Emacs 1.4 which is
> no longer Panther compatible. Since this is a large distribution, a
> >50MB dmg file, it is impractical to include both the 1.4 and 1.3b
> (Panther compatible) versions in MacTeX.
> So, let the discussion begin. How many people, especially at
> Universities and other Organizations, which distribute software via
> Disk still need Panther versions?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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