[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008; download sites and some answers

Alex Ross alex at rosiba.com
Tue Sep 2 15:29:03 CEST 2008


On Sep 1, 2008, at 11:50 PM, Richard Koch wrote:

> Re: download sites. Please wait for the CTAN multiplexer site to  
> become active. That should happen tomorrow or the next day. Last  
> year we gave out a few specific links for downloading; this caused  
> pandaemonium as servers became unresponsive to anyone. The Mac  
> community has very good relations with other developers in TUG, but  
> we need to be good citizens (particularly because many of the best  
> features in TeX Live were developed by people working on other  
> platforms).
>
> If we use the multiplexer site, then the people running CTAN have  
> control and know how to handle problems. It is all mysterious to me.

Is there any reason MacTeX could not be distributed with bittorrent?   
Seems like that would solve some of these problems.
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