[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Oct 9 10:32:18 CEST 2009
Joseph Wright wrote:
> 1) When downloading the installer and letting it do the installation,
> all is fine. That is the most common method for Windows users, I suspect.
If this uses similar methodology to last year's network
installer, then it is substantially slower that installing
from a local mirror.
> 2) Although there are lots of Windows users, most of them are likely to
> use MiKTeX if they want a TeX system.
But would they not do better to migrate to TeX Live ?
I did, at Sebastian's suggestion, many many years ago,
and I have never regretted it. And do the TeX Live
team not want to encourage Windows users to migrate to
TeX Live ? At the moment, there are considerable obstacles
to that migration, all of which were resolved before last
year's TeX Live release; now we seem to be taking a step
backwards, and moving towards the release of a product while
substantial problems remain with a local (and therefore fast)
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