[OS X TeX] Do we really need two mailing lists for TeX on Mac?

Gary L. Gray gray at psu.edu
Sun Jun 2 21:43:06 CEST 2013

On Jun 1, 2013, at 6:02 PM, Andrew Miller <ajmiller at engr.psu.edu> wrote:

> The list mactex at tug.org, which I'm not a member of, I believe is for the Mac-tex working group. It is not publicly listed on http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo
> This list macosx-tex at esm.psu.edu is for general TeX on Mac OS X discussions.
> While I have wondered in the past why TUG doesn't host our list, I've just spent part of this week moving this list to newer and hopefully more stable hardware. I hope this wasn't done in vain.

It was not.

The machine to which I asked Andy to move the is a 3-4 your old iMac sitting in my office at Penn State. For those of you interested in such things, here are the specs.

  Model Name: iMac
  Model Identifier: iMac10,1
  Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
  Number of Processors: 1
  Total Number of Cores: 2
  L2 Cache: 3 MB
  Memory: 4 GB
  Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

This machine is replacing one that was something like 13 years old. This allows the list to run on the latest version of OS X (10.8.3 with Server 2.2.1), which will, I hope, mean more stability. Speed has never really been an issue since all the old machine did was run a.

I will continue to run and administer the list (with amazing and much needed UNIX help from Andy) as long as there is sufficient interest.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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