[tex-live] tl doc formats

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Fri Sep 8 02:26:21 CEST 2006

On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Karl Berry wrote:

> Regarding the various doc questions.
> In the past, TL compiled its own dvi doc files.  TL now uses the pdf's
> from CTAN.  For various reasons, this provides better results in many
> cases, and takes much less effort on my part.  Thus, I have no time or
> interest in doing anything else.

That's OK by me. David, would you imagine that many users need to reed
the documentation *before* installing the whole stuff? pdf seems the
best for that.

> David, if you or anyone cares to take on the job of producing DVI doc
> files with or without source specials, they could be perhaps be included
> as well, or at least distributed from the web site.

Eh, well, providing that *all* dvi viewers can accept source specials
in the same manner (I've learned that "source specials" could be 
missuderdstood between different TeX distributions).

Ps. David, I really like your effort to the TeX community (not to mention
fine guitar playing and climbing the Bachotek hut :-), but would 
you please to stop any comments concerning Windows? That would be great
for us, as we (still well nondefined community) try to provide TL for
both worlds (including also damned Windows). Thanks for rething that...

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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