Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex
If I may advocate teTeX here:
a) The teTeX distribution is (IMHO) quite sweetly put together (after
8 years of rolling my own installation, I gladly switched to
teTeX, fewer problems, easier upgradability, etc).
b) Configuring the installed TeX is easy (even has a GUI interface)
c) It is actively maintained and tracks upstream versions of
everything a working TeX installation requires
d) It follows the *TeX standard Directory Structure*, which I do not
believe that our installation ever did (I could be wrong here).
e) It has taken over the mantle of UnixTeX.
f) It is multi-platform (I used it on DEC ALpha, Ultrix, and HPPA
g) If we roll our own, we'll probably end up with something that
looks like teTeX. (why re-invent the wheel?)
Unless we have a technical fault to find with teTeX, using it
as a long term solution would not be a bad idea.
Note that I'm not saying that we must include it in 1.3; the upgrade
issue has a bearing on that. I was just wondering if rollig our own
is still justified. (IMHO, it is not).
"Brain? Brain? What is 'brain'?"
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>