[tex-live] web2c-win32 volunteer?

George N. White III aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Thu Apr 15 19:13:14 CEST 2004

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Karl Berry wrote:

> > IMHO, there is an important question: how many users of TeXlive use
> > this distro in MS Windows? Is there some result from an enquiry?
> > Percentage approximation?

The typical TeX user I encounter uses a TeX on *n*x in the lab and a
Win32 version (e.g., on their laptop) elsewhere, so the percentages are:

*n*x:  100%  (actually, many are still using teTeX until they need
              something from TL)
Win32: 100%

> I don't have a number, but the basic answer is "zillions".  Definitely
> at least a significant minority, probably a plurality.  Most of the
> questions we receive from TUG members are about TL installation/usage
> under Windows.

This likely reflects the experience level of the users and/or the
robustness of the distro in that environment.

George N. White III  <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
  Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

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