[OS X TeX] 64-bit binaries in TeXLive 2010

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 4 02:05:56 CET 2009

On Dec 3, 2009, at 6:01 PM, <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:

>> This is a realistic view and those who are still using a PPC let me advice, if you ever had tried a new IntelMac you wouldn't want to switch back to your PPC.
> I do not intend to give up my PowerBook for some time if I can possibly
> avoid doing so. The tendency to see expensive electronics as "outdated"
> and "no longer worth supporting" after shorter and shorter periods of
> time seems to me deeply problematic. By "expensive" I mean not just in
> terms of financial cost or even user and/or administrator time and
> effort, but also in terms of environmental impact and resource usage.
> It irks me that I have a perfectly serviceable system which Apple no
> longer thinks it worthwhile to release security updates for. So I don't
> mean to pick on anybody here particularly.
> I'm sure TL 2009 is "good enough" for TeXing in many ways. It will save
> a lot of people a lot of time and effort once they realise TL 2010 is
> unnecessary. Or is the idea that it is only "good enough" for those
> unwilling or unable to move to Intel?
> - cfr


Just one point. it is not clear that TeX Live is at the stage where it won't be necessary to update to a 2010 version. The necessity for a 2008->2009 full update is that there were several major changes in the organization of the files. Until that stabilizes (we can hope it's stable now!) there will be a necessity for an ``annual'' system update.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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