[tex-live] texlive 8
olsak at math.feld.cvut.cz
Thu Feb 6 09:01:19 CET 2003
On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Volker RW Schaa wrote:
> So this year we are trying a different approach. The offer (by
> Lehmanns) is to produce a set consisting of
> 2 CDs -- standard TeXLive like last year's edition,
> 1 DVD -- TeXLive with all binaries/source/etc., maybe/if possible
> with an extended texmf-tree (additional stuff,
> that doesn't fit on the above CDs)
> -- CTAN as it is
> [packaging: digifile package in colour,
> price: for the LUGs this set will be 2$ or 1.95 Euro]
> So there is a total of 2 x 700 MB + 4.3 GB of space.
> CTAN last year took 2.6 GB, so TeXLive can use 1.7 GB.
> The reason for a second TeXLive CD in this set is just psychological
> (Kaeder: people without DVD player buying this set have a better
> feeling if they get 2 CDs, even if they only could use one of them).
You are wrong. The CSTUG is a contra-example.
We discussed the offer of 2CD set of TL7 from Lehmanns
in our CSTUG-board in 2002 and we decided that the second CD is totally
unusable for 99% of our members. The rest 1% members are able to get the
CD image from Internet. Lehmanns rejected our request of sending only the
first CD. Our decision was: we did not order the 2CD sets from Lehmanns
but we did burn the first CD ourself and we sent only this first CD to our
president of CSTUG
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