[tex-live] Ruby interpreter in the TeXLive distribution?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Jun 29 22:47:56 CEST 2006

>>>>> "Hans" == Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

  > David Kastrup wrote:

  >>  Well, but having to install externally downloaded software sort
  >> of defeats the idea of a live TeX system.
  > hm, if one does a bit more than just plain text one needs all kind
  > of extras anyway (xml, graphics, viewing, etc)

People who use TeX professionally will certainly be able to solve
their problems themselves.  They know what TeX is (hopefully) and
install it.

The live system is mainly used by beginners, and it is very unlikely
that a beginner needs XML.

Hans, what do you propose?  Not to provide Ruby for Windows?  And why?


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