[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package release in *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory

Martin Stokhof m.j.b.stokhof at uva.nl
Sun Feb 27 21:42:05 CET 2005

On Feb 27, 2005, at 17:36, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> OTOH, the i-Packages live in ~/Documents, are far larger. But these 
> can be thinned and still work.

I've always wondered why they were in ~/Documents and not in 
~/Library/Application Support. As others have pointed out, for regular 
backups the additional Mbs don't matter that much. My reason for 
preferring a Documents folder that contains only "my" stuff is that 
makes working on different machines a little easier: if all and only 
your data is what is in Document, you need to worry only about keeping 
that folder properly synced. (That's why I have problems with 
applications that do the opposite of Microsoft and put your data in 
Application Support; Devonthink is an example (I know that the location 
supposedly can be changed, but that has proven to be problematic for 


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