[OS X TeX] How Long...
francois.chaplais at ensmp.fr
Sat Jun 21 15:31:34 EDT 2008
Le 21 juin 08 à 15:28, Herbert Schulz a écrit :
> 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 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)
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we are a very small lab, but most of our Mac/TeX users use Tiger or
Leopard. I still have two machines at home running Panther, but my
copy of MacTeX 2007 is multiply backed up. So I'd say: drop Panther.
I think it is relevent, however, to keep versions o MacTeX both for
PPC and Intel (as far as I am concerned, I run TeX on a Tiger macBook
Pro, but I plan to move soon to leopard (in fact, as soon as I check
goes along nice with TeX :-) ).
After all, the move to Intel was in 2006, if I remember well, and, to
put things in scope, AppleCare is 3 year long...
cheers from Paris
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