[tug-pub] tex live status

Richard Detwiler tex-live@tug.org
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 14:43:09 -0800

Karl et al,

Our crystal ball is probably as good as any since we have all new and
renewed members in our data base and records of demand for TeX Live 3 for
the second half of 1998. As noted in another e-mail directed to Patricia I
promised a forecast of the need by the TUG office by end of the day Monday.
The last two TUGboat mailing numbers have little bearing on the numbers for
volume 20.1. We were carrying nearly 500 people in 1998 who had not paid
1998 dues. More than 100 of them did pay after a December mailing and almost
all of that 100 renewed for 1999 at the same time. Those who did not respond
will be dropped from the mailing list.  The mailing list for much of 1998
had many inaccuracies both in numbers and the data within records. That is
no longer the situation. - Richard Detwiler

Karl Berry wrote:

>     the numbers come from the office -- based on the database and their
>     projections of how many members there will be this year.
> `The office' does not have a crystal ball in these matters as far as I
> can tell.  It's our joint responsibility as the board to determine it,
> isn't it?  Obviously the number of current members is the most important
> factor.  Dick or Kiren, if you could inform us how many current members
> there are, that would be immensely useful :).  (There were 3400 entries
> in the last database dump, so I presume not all of them are current.)
>     our main job as the tub team is to get the camera copy delivered to
>     the printer more or less on time.
> Of course.
> I was merely asking for the number of TUB's that were printed in the
> last couple issues, according to those bills that Mimi B. gets from
> Cadmus.  Sorry I was not clear about that.  I could not find that
> information in the archives.  The last issue I could find info was 19#2
> (I think) which was 2100, which seemed high.
>     i'll check to make sure your inquiry also goes to the office.
> office@tug.org is on the board list.