"beamer and TeX on Macs" Re: mactex.tar.gz (complete ... Re: [OS X TeX] final tex live 2007

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Mon Mar 12 14:52:52 CET 2007

On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 12 mars 07 à 14:05, Roussanka Loukanova a écrit :
>> On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>> so that, if you need a bleeding-edge version of some package, then you'd 
>>> better turn to gwTeX.
>> I assume you use the term "bleeding-edge" with the interpretation that I am 
>> picking up: ahead in the most positive way :)
> Not quite: I still dream of a fully tested and consistent TeX setup that is 
> then stabilized for one or two years, say, without changing at all during 
> that period. It would allow people (or at least me) to devote some time 
> learning how to use it most fully and efficiently, and then be able to relax 
> and just use it, like the tool it is supposed to be (meaning something that 
> allows work to get done and never gets in your way).
> Alas, in the connected world we live in, things are changing constantly and 
> you have to devote (far too IMO) much time adjusting to that change; should 
> you decide to freeze your setup and ignore the change, then people with whom 
> you collaborate or simply interact will invariably at some point remind you 
> of the change, and request your adaptation to it. Meaning, in practice, that 
> for TeX  things are changing constantly, with new packages being introduced 
> or incompatible changes being introduced in existing packages, and people (or 
> at least me) end up spending more time configuring and learning to use this 
> ever changing TeX than simply using it for their work.
> I know, I have this rant coming up periodically at times, but that's my 
> never-ending frustration with TeX.

You have very comprehensive view of everything: and I can see right 
away: what you say is exactly as it is. But we have to contend with the 
things somehow. As for the gwTeX, I think it is assembled with 
extraordinary expertise.


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