[Tugindia] LaTeX workshops

amitabhtrehan at softhome.net amitabhtrehan at softhome.net
Tue Mar 11 23:19:14 CET 2003

Hi all,
kudoos to Dr. Ramadoss for a successful workshop and to Manjusha for working 
really hard on the upcoming workshop in Pune. I have a few suggestions:
1. We could establish a sort of loose guideline for organising tugindia 
assissted workshops, which can be a precursor for TUG certifications as some 
have previously suggested.
2. My personal opinion is that GnuLinux be used as platform of instruction 
for workshops (for various well-known reasons). The workshops will remain 
open in the sense of not being platform dependent, which is actually easy, 
since in itself LaTeX is not fixed to a particular platform. So, this is 
similiar to the tutorials held at TUG Trivandrum.
3. Instead of circulating MikTeX Cds (as in Ramadoss's workshop) TeXLive Cds 
should be distributed. TeXLive is a multi-platform distribution. Actaully, 
the TeXLive7 CD distributed at TUG2002 was only gnulinux based to keep it in 
single cd. TeXLive6 was  multi-platform in a single CD. I believe we can 
customize the CDs to add additional packages as reqd. and keep it in one or 
two cds. I have modified TeXLive6 CDs to incorporate the devnag package 
which is by default outdated in the TeXLive CD, and it was not difficult. If 
we distribute MiKTeX we dont give the users the option of using any other 
platform except windows (If I am right). 



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