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Re: TeXlive 2008 in Fedora 11?



On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 23:57 +0100, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 19:38 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 17:28 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > > On 2009-01-20 at 4:30:26 -0500, Stefan Grosse <singularitaet gmx net> wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > 
> > > > are there any plans for updating texlive to 2008 in Leonidas?
> > > 
> > > I'd have to say the chances of this are extremely unlikely. I'm much
> > > more inclined to propose that we drop texlive altogether. It is a
> > > licensing nightmare, a tangled bundle of millions of files with little
> > > apparent organizational structure, and no overarching licensing
> > > analysis. I started trying to do a license audit on texlive 2008, but it
> > > would probably take me at least a month of doing nothing except auditing
> > > texlive to finish it.
> > > 
> > > To be fair, the existing texlive has the same problems, I just was
> > > unaware of the scope of things until recently.
> > > 
> > 
> > Right, who needs those oldfashioned TeX users anyway... ?!
> > 
> 
> Er... you are not serious here, are you... There isn't any other
> solution to type math formulae both fast and neat. I use TeX (csplain)
> on daily basis... There's nothing oldfashioned about TeX, especially
> around Physicists and Mathematicians.

Yeah, I omitted the sarcasm tag. I'm an old TeX user myself. You can
probably find a few of my contributions on ctan if you look hard
enough...

I totally agree that Fedora without TeX would feel very incomplete.


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