[tex-live] texlive 8

Janusz S. Bień jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl
Thu Feb 6 07:05:18 CET 2003

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003  karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:


> (For TUG's purposes, I think I would propose that we distribute only the
> installable system as a "standard" benefit, and let people buy the
> demo/live cd separately, based on my hunch that almost everyone just
> does an install to disk.)

I am a counterexample. I used it directly from CD for a long time,
because I didn't had enough disk space to make the full install, and I
wanted to explore easily also the less known to me packets.

I think there are still many potential TeX users who cannot afford the
full install and who don't have enought expertise to decide at the
partial install phase what they really need.

So I think that ,,live'' version is very important.

Another question is what should be a "standard benefit" for TUG, GUST
etc. members. I think that the only fair way to decide is to ask them.

Best regards


dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity

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