[OS X TeX] R, paradigm to bring into the LaTeX world?

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Oct 23 17:19:14 CEST 2006

On Oct 23, 2006, at 16:53, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Oct 23, 2006, at 06:58, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> [assessment of TeX packages snipped]
>> PS. I have noticed that since MacTeX has become available the stream 
>> of feedback on i-Installer and the i-Packages has dried up.  Probably 
>> as a result of bahaviour like the behaviour described above. A 
>> superficial inspection of download logs in August has brought still 
>> considerable download activity to light. Still, in terms of getting 
>> feedback, this had dwindled to almost nothing.
> Well, I installed using i-Installer a week or two ago, but my TeX 
> usage is light enough these days that I haven't done much testing.  
> Hence the lack of feedback :(.  If MacTeX results in i-Installer and 
> i-Packages drying up, it begins to sound like a bad thing to support 
> (killing the goose that lays the golden eggs).

I disagree. If MacTeX is the thing that works for most users, the 
i-Package route is inefficient and could be left out. I do think it 
would in the end mean that MacTeX.pkg would have to become a 


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