Finding the Wiki (was: Re: [OS X TeX] Tex to rtf converter)

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at
Fri Aug 6 19:01:41 EDT 2010

On Aug 6, 2010, at 8:48 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Aug 5, 2010, at 5:50 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
>> Unlike a mailing list that has as many contributors as posters, a website (and a wiki) has a limited number of contributors. Both exist and stay up to date for as long as those contributors are willing and able to do so. A mailing list is likely to have a longer life span simply because the pool of contributors is larger and those cease to contribute are more likely to be replaced.
>> The wiki is an excellent resource, as are the many other websites. It is true that a lot that is still out there is no longer current so please, keep up the good work. It all adds to what makes TeX a such a great experience. I have delighted in reading (and keeping) Adam's and others' posts in past. Of course we all lose patience and need a change and we are are entitled to choose our destiny.
> (1) Another difference: I learned mathematics in schools (one-way) but stone work by watching and talking with stone-masons (two-way). I learned LaTeX from Companion 2ed and from LateX-masons (all but one on this list.).
> (2) I noticed two absences in the wiki: (Note the absence of any joke here.)
> 	(a)	sage on the mathematics helpers page.

I'm not sure what sage is. 

> 	(b)	a page for pieces of code that do a specific thing. Below are examples of what I mean and which I would post on the wiki should it be appropriate.

The wiki is intended to focus primarily on the mac aspects of TeX and variants, without being harshly restrictive. There is a better place, I think, for such, although you could certainly use your own home page on the wiki to your hearts content. There is a more general wiki at

That is quite extensive and seems to be well organized. I had seen it a while back, but we haven't a link to it yet (I'll do that after sending this). I think we certainly should be pointing to this resource prominently as it is likely of interest  to all readers of our wiki (narrowly focused on Mac users).

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