TeX Live 5c available for ordering

Radhakrishnan C V cvr@river-valley.com
Thu, 15 Jun 2000 08:38:26 +0530 (IST)

On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, TUG Office wrote:

TUG> TeX Live 5c is almost ready! It has a runnable system for major
TUG> Unix variants (SGI, Sun, IBM, Compaq, HP), Linux, FreeBSD, and
TUG> Windows 32 (Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000) systems. It also has an
TUG> archive of emTeX (for Windows 3.1 or OS/2 users), but no
TUG> Macintosh version (due to licensing restrictions). GNU
TUG> Ghostscript 5.50 and Gnu Emacs are included, along with many
TUG> other useful utilities.

Ghostscript should have been 6.01 which came out before the burning
the of master of TeXLive 5 and Xemacs would have been much better, since
it is stable and has GUI.

TUG> The TeX Users Group has arranged with Sebastian Rahtz, the
TUG> editor of the TeX Live CD-ROM, to act as the distributor of TeX
TUG> Live 5c, the 2000 release of TeX Live. In doing so, TUG aims to
TUG> support Sebastian's heroic efforts in creating this CD and to
TUG> provide it at nominal cost to TeX users worldwide.


TUG> The manufacturing date of TL5c will be June/July 2000. We expect
TUG> to mail the CD to you shortly thereafter. We expect to be able
TUG> to offer TeX Live to your user group at a cost of US $0.58 per
TUG> copy, and will absorb the shipping cost. If this price is
TUG> infeasible for your group, please contact us to work out an
TUG> arrangement.

Price is OK and we need 100 CDs.

TUG> We cannot determine exact shipping costs until we know the
TUG> quantity each group or individual orders. Our research indicates
TUG> that DHL is very competitive and specializes in international
TUG> shipping. On request, the office will provide you with the
TUG> appropriate bill number so you can track the shipment on the
TUG> appropriate website.

DHL is the best in this part of the world.

                          A guy who enjoys TeX with Linux