[OS X TeX] Newbie questions:

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jun 8 18:11:38 CEST 2006

Le 8 juin 06 à 17:28, Arno Kruse a écrit :

> I have chosen the text above as an example: During the last weeks I  
> feel more and more helpless, because I do not understand what  
> Bruno, Peter and many other are talking about. I do not understand  
> the problems nor do I understand the answers.
> Is this the false list for me? Am I alone so stupid not to  
> understand? Is it necessary to be an expert if I only want to use  
> (La)TeX and get informations?
> I hoped to get old without becoming senile. My doubts arise.

Regarding the MacTeX list, it's quite normal you don't know about it:  
this is a separate list that started as closed, invitation-only, and  
to which you can now ask for subscription. This list <http:// 
www.tug.org/mailman/listinfo/mactex> is the discussion list of the  
MacTeX Technical Working Group of TUG <http://www.tug.org/twg/mactex/>.

Generally I avoid mentioning this list, first given its closed nature  
and also because of the naming confusion:

- MacTeX is also the name of the all-in-one distribution of TeX  
<http://www.tug.org/mactex/>, prepared by members of the MacTeX  
Technical Working Group under the supervision of Herb Schulz (who did  
a lot of the hard work of putting the distribution together).

- Mac-TeX is also a shorthand name for the TeX on Mac OS X web site  
<http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/> created by Gary Gray and maintained  
by Joe Slater.

- And finally Mac-TeX is also often a shorthand for this mailing list.

« De quoi perdre son latin » as the French would say!

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