[texhax] Help Regarding TeX works
uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Dec 30 12:36:37 CET 2010
"Reinhard Kotucha" <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>, 30.12.2010 02:09:46:
>On 29 December 2010 Uwe Lueck wrote:
> > Dear Vinoth,
> > "prem kumar" , 09.12.2010 16:55:24:
> > > I am Vinoth Kumar S. tex template & perl application developer working in Chennai.
> > > I created few applications and I am interested to add/share such
> > > applications within MiKTeX or other tex utils directory
> > > "texmf/miktex/bin/*.exe".
> > > Please note that this applications are useful for tex users
> > > which involved in LaTeX journals/Books productions.
> > > Please advise how can I add this applications to "texmf\miktex\
> > > bin\..." environment with proper approval.
> > > thanks
> > > -vinoth-
> > please contribute via
> > http://www.ctan.org/upload.html
> > That is the "input" for TeX-related software addressing any TeX
> > users.
> > MiKTeX only is one "output stream" for distributing TeX-related
> > software, drawing from CTAN.
> Sorry, but no distribution except MikTeX can do anything with *.exe
> Even the source code isn't sufficient for TeX Live, someone has to
> provide the nasty autoconf stuff in order to make it available to all
> supported platforms.
First, CTAN does store platform-dependent software, even for Windows.
Fine for those who just look for something useful and download
and install directly from CTAN.
Second, TeX Live is available for Windows as well,
I do know people who work with TeX Live on Windows.
Third, what evidence do you have that other (historical) distributions
containing *.exe are definitely dead?
Kind of philosophical questions: 1. What if emTeX is unmaintained,
but still used and perhaps even copied to more recent hardware?
(I know one Y&Y user.)
2. Are PCTeX etc. "distributions" or not?
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