[texhax] TexLive 2008

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 10:44:12 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:16 AM, Phillip E. Parker
<phil at math.wichita.edu> wrote:
> On 09/24/2008 at 02:18 AM, "Victor Ivrii" <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I suspect that time spent to protest the usage of lzma would be enough
>>not only to install and learn how to use it but also to study the whole
>>algorithm in the details
> Bull pucky. That's just more of the same.

Your politeness matches  your knowledge

> To belabor what should be, but clearly is not, obvious: not every LaTeX user
> is either a C coder or is sufficient knowledgeable about algorithmics to do
> what you so blithely posit.
> Nor is every user of LaTeX drooling in anticipation of learning how to use
> the latestest and greatest (de)compressors, especially knowing that it's just
> so this week.

TL2008 is the latest and the greatest only this year. Those who do not
want to spend 5 minutes to learn a new thing probably do not need
TL2008 or even TL2007 or even latex2e.

> --
>    Phil Parker
> --------------------------------------------

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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