[texhax] protext (miktex) distribution testing?

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Fri Oct 29 23:56:32 CEST 2004

> >     Since you say it's based on MiKTeX, could you please briefly
> > explain why a
> >     present (happy) MiKTeX user should consider spending time
> > examining this
> >     package?  Thanks.
> Well, I was just asking for testers, not announcing a release.  Kind of
> a different audience.

Yes, granted, but it would be nice to know something about it.

> But anyway, the answer is, if you have current miktex installed and are
> happy with your setup, there is no particular reason to look at this.

Maybe I'm naive, but do there really exist test junkies?

> The main focus is for people who are looking to upgrade, or for a TeX to
> install the first time.  Of which there is a constant stream (happily).

Now I'm confused!

So, let's put it this way: I don't mind doing a bit of testing, if there's
some reason, even vague - in other words is there a chance that at some
point, or for some user type, or in some other way protext might be somehow
preferable to MiKTeX?

Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe
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