[OS X TeX] Announcement: The Birth of a new MacTeX website

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 01:11:00 CEST 2008

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 4:41 AM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
<joseph.slater at wright.edu> wrote:
> The current website (www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex) is being shut down and
> replaced with a new, and eventually better, website at
> http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/
> courtesy of Thanh Han The at River Valley Technologies.


Since this is wiki, I would like to ask a question: creation of
accounts a) disabled b) reserved to Admin c) enabled. My own
experience with Wiki (I run it for my graduate classes) shows that the
last option is rather dangerous: I instantly discovered a bunch of
"sleeper agents" with the Russian e-mails but coming from Chinese IPs
and alien-looking names probably waiting a signal to start promoting
Viagra and Enlargement.

Wiki has a lots of options and plugins. In particular one can enable
math compiling math extension (TeX and ImageMagick installation
needed) allowing TeX-like inputs.

Actually it can become an alternative to mailing list, or after
discussion of some (important) question settles one can place the
distilled discussion as an article open for subsequent correction.

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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