[l2h] latex2html.org domain name renewal (or not)

Erling D. Andersen e.d.andersen at mosek.com
Tue Apr 5 07:16:14 CEST 2005

Hi John

I share some of your frustration but we still use latex2html quite a lot.

If nobody else want to take over the latex2html.org then my 
company is willing to pay registration fees as you have been doing.


At 07:28 PM 4/4/2005, John A. Turner wrote:
>in late June of 2000, when I was actually using latex2html, I registered the domain
>name latex2html.org and set it up to redirect to:
>  http://saftsack.fs.uni-bayreuth.de/~latex2ht/
>however, due to continued frustrations with both latex2html itself, the closed
>nature of its development, and infrequent updates, I long ago switched to hyperref
>and pdflatex for documentation
>let me elaborate for a minute on the above - although latex2html is often "pretty
>good", basically I tired of fighting with it - if you search the archives you'll
>find numerous issues I encountered prior to 2001 or so - although Ross always
>responded very quickly with help, I was always frustrated that my calls for an
>open CVS repository - just for checkouts, mind you - were consistently ignored:
>  http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/latex2html/2000-July/000697.html
>  http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/latex2html/2001-March/001065.html
>  http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/latex2html/2001-October/001395.html
>the need for CVS access could be avoided by frequent releases, but as I'm sure
>everyone is aware, this doesn't happen, as a quick glance at the release site
>  http://saftsack.fs.uni-bayreuth.de/~latex2ht/current/
>anyway, although this sounds rather bitter, I don't mean to attack or change
>anything at this point - I've moved on - and I do appreciate the efforts of all
>who were involved in latex2html development (esp. Ross)
>however, there's the matter of the domain name - basically, although I've been
>renewing it each year, at this point I'd like to transfer it to someone more closely
>involved in the effort (or at least someone who uses it and would like to support
>the effort)
>it expires on 6/29/2005 - please contact me directly if you're interested in having
>it transfered to you before then so you can renew it
>-John A. Turner
> Group Leader, Continuum Dynamics Group (CCS-2)
> Computer & Computational Sciences (CCS) Division
> Los Alamos National Laboratory
> (505) 667-4297
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>latex2html at tug.org

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