[OS X TeX] Suggestion: hyperlinks between MacTeX-2008 and MacTeX-2007's pages

Wendy McKay wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Thu Sep 4 14:29:32 EDT 2008


Sorry for the top posting.
Now, that we can breathe again for a little while,
I'll look into your suggestion.  We specifically preserved the 2007 links
for anyone wanting to go back to "some" parts/pages of the older 

My recommendation though would be that if 2007 version breaks, is to bite 
the bullet and  move to 2008, which is more uptodate with the current TeXLive.
People should keep a backup copy of the  MacTeX .dmg or now .zip files 
after downloading

The reason the link is not yet there is because Dick and I had no time
to figure out where to put it, and we had to move up the 2008 site to the
top level and worry about avoiding bringing down the servers.  We'll have 
to discuss it and what disclaimers to put if the 2007.dmg  cannot be found 
on CTAN any longer.

I have redirected the /mactex/2008/ to /mactex/  as the pages are
already out of date compared with the official release on


If bugs are reported, please be sure that they come  from this site.


On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Richard Koch wrote:

> Franck,
> I'm sure Wendy McKay, who maintains the pages, will take your suggestion into 
> account. The suggestion is reasonable, but ...
> The old pages have links to the old MacTeX.dmg and MacTeXtras.dmg files, but 
> CTAN mirrors do not keep old copies around when new versions appear. 
> Otherwise they'd have gigs and gigs of obsolete files on the servers. We 
> updated MacTeX-2007 several times last year.
> The links to MacTeX-2008 on the new page will become active in a few hours.
> Dick Koch
> On Sep 4, 2008, at 8:59 AM, Franck Pastor wrote:
>> I have noticed that the old MacTeX page (http://www.tug.org/mactex/2007) is 
>> still available. However, as far as I know,  there is no link on this page 
>> towards the MacTeX-2008 page (http://www.tug.org/mactex/2008). Conversely, 
>> no links  on the new page towards the old page, for those who only seeks a 
>> reliable distribution in order to install it immediately.
>> Wouldn't it be a good idea if these links were present?

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