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

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Sat Aug 2 03:07:25 CEST 2008

On Aug 1, 2008, at 7:11 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> 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.
> Nice.
> Since this is wiki, I would like to ask a question: creation of
> accounts a) disabled b) reserved to Admin c) enabled.

Enabled right now. We will likely change that to reserved for Admin at  
the first sign of trouble.

> 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.

No Cialis?

> 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.

Thanh (admin) knows what's there. I don't.

> 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.

we're interested in maybe having an FAQ eventually.

> Victor
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> Toronto
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