[tex-live] web2c-win32 volunteer?
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Apr 10 17:47:34 CEST 2004
Bad news everyone -- Fabrice has decided not to continue maintaining
web2c-win32 (he'll keep on with his xemtex distribution with pdf and
html output only .. which, for now, unfortunately, won't keep the
general populace happy). I know we all appreciate his heroic efforts to
date in making the distribution work under Windows. Thank you, Fabrice.
Looking to this year's TeX Live release ... I guess the first question
is whether someone (or some group) can volunteer to take over
maintenance of web2c-win32. If no one can step forward here, I can ask
However, since I asked for volunteers previously merely to *help*
Fabrice, and got no takers, I confess I don't feel too optimistic. I'd
love to be proved wrong, though. :)
If no one volunteers to take over, the only alternative I can think of
is to talk with Christian Schenk about distributing miktex. One
possibility is that TeX Collection 2004 could be one CD with Unix/Mac,
one CD with miktex, and one DVD with both plus CTAN.
In any case, obviously miktex would not be integrated at all into the
existing unix/mac stuff as web2c-win32 is. We would just take it as is,
with its own installation and packaging. Perhaps in a future year the
same texmf tree could be shared, but I can't picture that happening this time.
If anyone has any other ideas, don't be shy :).
P.S. Since Sebastian is away until the middle of next week, I thought
it best if I sent this out now.
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