[tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 15:48:33 CET 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:58 AM, Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl>wrote:

We are going to change it, at least for the next release. It
> involves only a minor change in the code of install-tl.bat.
> I agree that hiding extensions is a horrible misfeature - copied
> from Mac OS, by the way. But our educational efforts amount to only
> a drop in the ocean, so I have decided years ago just meet the
> expectations of Windows users where possible. It just never occurred
> to me that the multiple install-tl files might be a problem,
> although in hindsight it is obvious.

I guess in the scheme of known unknowns and unknown unknowns this
should be an unknown known.

Ir would be nice to start collecting some notes on the various choices that
have been made to ensure TL will a) work well on multiple platforms and b)
play nicely with other TeX systems.   Such a document could be helpful
to other projects as well as TL users and developers, and those who see
some issue overlooked by the TL team might make them known.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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