[tex-live] Annoyances

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Thu Jun 29 06:44:25 CEST 2006

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Fabrice Popineau wrote:

> Not to start another flame thread, but that may interest some people. In
> attempt to compile web2c with MingW (which I consider an interesting
> initiative, contrarily to Cygwin), I noticed a huge annoyance.
> [...] 
> So I guess that  justifies the reason _not_  to rely on those adaptation
> layers. If you want Unix,  then put Unix on your  PC box, but if you run
> Windows, prefer natively compiled programs.
> [Posting this just for the record].

Fully agreed! Of course, experimenting with Cygwin or MingW is still 
welcome, but somehow off-topics on that list, as we want to provide
TL for simple Win32 users, not for hackers who love and need to install
all that emulating u*x mess.
I'd prefer to concentrate on what and how can be done for web2c win32 
port, and I hate (sorry!) all that discussions about which system is 
better, etc. etc. I'm convinced that so many good works in the TeX area
(fonts, macros, beautifull publications) are made using only Windows, 
so such discussions are simply unfair and useless. As I recall, such
discussion is somehow hot especially on May and/or June, every year... :-)

Sitting well on both (linux and windows) horses,

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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