Fwd: [OS X TeX] How Long...

Franck Pastor franck.pastor at skynet.be
Sat Jun 21 10:41:54 EDT 2008

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> De : Franck Pastor <franck.pastor at skynet.be>
> Date : 21 juin 2008 16:37:50 GMT+02:00
> À : TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
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> Le 21-juin-08 à 15:28, Herbert Schulz a écrit :
>> Howdy,
>> 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  
>> 10.3.9).
>> 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 considerations.
>> 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)
> in many of the Universities where I work of have worked and where  
> Apple's computers are present, Panther is still widely used, since  
> they don't replace their computers every other year.
> Maybe an easy(?) solution would be to keep the MacTeX-TeXLive 2007  
> distribution alive for a while (one year?), besides the brand-new  
> MacTeX-TeXLive 2008.

Sorry, I forgot the space problem, so the solution above is beter to  
be forgotten, I suppose :-/

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