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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Jun 30 10:47:47 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> Juergen Fenn wrote:
>> For the record: I became a member of Dante because the TUGs offer TL
>> every year, and I wanted to support that. I also depend on CDs on my
>> olden laptop machine. My internet costs about 10 Euros/month which is,
>> believe it or not, double the cost for voice telephony in my case. If
>> I subscribed to DSL I would at least double my internet costs. No way.
> the whole broadband issue is not related to installing (downloading)
> texlive, but only to some users downloading a few extras (a few meg
> ruby zip for instance)

I think it can safely be assumed that the readers of the list have
understood the topic at point.

> downloading a complete os or updates for os's is another thread;
> actually, if one depends on cd's dvd's for that, for the price of
> the bi-annual update cd's/dvd's one can pay the broadband -)

Depends on your source of CDs/DVDs.  And again: don't presume that
broadband pricing is the same worldwide as it is in cities in the
Netherlands.  There are areas where net connectivity is quite worse
than even my mother's 33.1kBit Modem (which at least is the limiting
factor here, not the provider).

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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