TeX Live 5, the end game

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Fri, 10 Mar 2000 09:02:12 +0000 (GMT)

Arthur Ogawa writes:
 > > Ghostscript will be on the CD.  It will just be gs 5.50 instead of 6.0.
 > This I do not understand. I thought I saw Sebastian post that TL5a and
 > TL5b would not have GhostScript on it. As I understood his message, TUG
 > would have the option of putting GS on the TL5 CD that TUG distributes
 > (other packages were also mentioned, among them CMacTeX). Did I
 > misinterpret his message?

yes. TeX Live 5 will have *Gnu* ghostscript, not the current, better,
Aladdin GS

 > Also, I hope it is clear that GS of any sort on TeX Live means that
 > Peter Deutch's licensing restrictions apply

not so. the license changes when the release goes from Aladdin to Gnu