[tex-live] ifxetex package missing from collection-xetex

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Feb 3 20:13:04 CET 2007

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <" <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk>> writes:

  > Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

  >> Phil, as you know I'm not a Windows user (except at work).  Most
  >> Windows users use MikTeX (I had been told).  I don't know
  >> anything about MikTeX but I assume that you tried it.  Can you
  >> explain briefly why you prefer TeXLive over MikTeX?

  > That's quite difficult to answer, because my perceptions are
  > blurred by the passage of time.  I am reasonably confident that
  > there /was/ a time when I used MikTeX, but I seem to recall that I
  > ran into some problems which I was unable to solve.  I therefore
  > consulted Sebastian (he and Chris Rowley are the two people to
  > whom I turn when I am /really/ stuck), and he advised that I
  > migrate to TeX Live.  This I did, and I have never looked back.

Maybe Christian Schenk helps people too if they ask him.  But
nevertheless, a big advantage of TeXLive (on Windows) is that it can
be customized without changing the registry.  This is, in my opinion,
significantly easier.  See also TUGBoat 27/1, pages 24...25.


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