[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop Feature Request

Ferguson, Don fergdc at uleth.ca
Tue Jun 1 01:01:36 CEST 2010

Greetings  "Herbert Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
On 31/05/2010 at 12:41 you wrote concerning
Re: [OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop Feature Request

Hello Herb,

HS> On May 31, 2010, at 6:01 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:

HS>> Nowadays I find it hard to justify not installing the full thing (either being MacTex, or TeX Live, or MikTex). It just saves headaches later, beginners or otherwise.

HS> Howdy,

HS> I agree that it saves all sorts of problems but take pity on the folks who have to pay by the MB for downloaded data. I don't know how widespread that is any more.

What about those that are still on dial-up modems? My internet connection is "slow" according to my ISP and it took about 3'15" to download MacTeX. My friend's iMac is on a "fast" connection, and it took him about 1'30" for the download. Hate to think what it would be like on a dial-up.

However, I do agree with Luis about the "full" download. I was really impressed with the magic relating to TeXShop and TeX! On the other hand, if BasicTeX is part of the next release, then surely it can be set up so that it is "standalone"; i.e., no additional packages, updates, .... needed to get going. Perhaps the existing release is standalone and only my ignorance cause the non-functioning.

Cheers  Don (Green Dragon)

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