[OS X TeX] MacTeX Wiki shutting down in 8 days

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 12 18:04:56 CEST 2013

On Jun 12, 2013, at 10:45 AM, Alex Hamann <mailinglist at alex-hamann.de> wrote:

> Joseph, 
> thank you very much for the work you put into this.
> Alex
> On 07.06.2013, at 15:18, Joseph C. Slater, PE, PhD wrote:
>> Dear LaTeX friends,
>> As I have heard no responses showing interest in the wiki, it is with deep regret that the wiki will be shutting down after the next week. I do not want a situation where the wiki becomes unreliable (if it hasn't already) or blocks enthusiasm for another site or group of sites which may fill its role (yes, there are other wikis out there). We do not yet have a system admin, nor anyone willing to take leadership in the editorial role… a role which I feel the guilt of having short changed for years now. 
>> Please copy/move sections that may be of interest to you from the wiki before it is respectfully shutdown in a controlled fashion, versus what would be a continuation of its slow demise into unreliability. I will hopefully be able to completely archive the system to give to volunteers who may come forward after the shutdown, and be asking River Valley to replace the wiki with a shutdown notification page. 
>> Thank you very much for your support and authorship during the growth and prosperity of the wiki. It has truly been a pleasure and an honor to serve the TeX community.
>> Sincerely,
>> Joseph Slater
>> Editor
>> MacTeX Wiki 


Must agree wholeheartedly here. I used the original site to learn about Gerben's distribution and other items many years ago and the transition to wiki was tough but productive. It has always been important for me to pay back to the community for all the help I received over the years and I wish I had time to devote to this but I'm overloaded with what I'm doing now. Sigh...

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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