[tex-live] web2c-win32 volunteer?
olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 11 18:09:42 CEST 2004
Karl Berry writes:
> 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
> on texhax/c.t.t.
IIRC there is an fptex mailing list. Has this question been asked
> 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 :).
As a general rule, I think it would be good (but somewhat longer term,
I fear) to look for ways we can simplify the work of various
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