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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Jun 30 00:13:51 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:
>>> anyhow, keep ranting this way and windows people will quit from this
>>> list and you will be freed from them
>> I still maintain that it is contraproductive to demand that every
>> Windows user of TeXLive should be required to have broadband (never
>> mind internet access).
> one does not need broadband more than for updating linux; also, one
> definitely needs broadband to download the twice per year huge whole
> system updates on linux;

Nonsense.  Mail order exists.  And indeed, TeXLive is to a significant
degree distributed by mail order.

> btw, i wonder how many tex users have modem only connectins, since
> even the cheapest broadband is cheaper than the phone

Cities in the Netherlands are not representative for the whole world.

> miktex users (a not neglectable group) install everything over the
> web

Says who?  I know quite a lot that use TeXLive DVDs.

> we should be careful not to make assumptions that may be wrong,
> maybe texies are more up to date (broadband, cable, wireless) than
> you assume

The sales numbers for TeXLive appear to speak a different language.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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