consensus on removing TeX and Emacs from standard
I do agree with that proposal.
I am volunterally working with computer-clubs of young immigrants,
mainly german and jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union to
Germany. I also work with several schools and university courses in
Russia and Belarus.
All these people are interested in computers but cannot spend more
than about USD 100-200 for their equipment. So they mostly have
IDE-HDDS of 120-500 MB.
With dselect I can install a working LINUX system even with X, but
without KDE on small 486 computers. We do buy these here in western
Europe for about USD 50, with Monitor and CD-ROM for about USD 100
and send them to schools in the Chernobyl zones or other russian
I always have the problem that Emacs and Tex are bound with other
necessary items. I beg for pardon, but only a few people today are
still learning Emacs or Tex.
Removing Tex and Emacs from the standard packages would help me a lot.