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Re: Bug#312897: ITP: texlive -- The TeXlive system packaged for debian

Hallo Frank, hallo Adrian!

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Frank Küster wrote:
> TeX-Live exists for a couple of years now, and while it might gain some
> teTeX users, teTeX upstream is by no means dead.  So for these users,

Definitely. Thomas is himself actively contributing to TeXlive.

> One other thing is that texlive's focus is on personal computers -
> Windows, Mac, and i386-Linux, while teTeX is a distribution for
> UNIX-like operating systems.  I'm not an architecture expert, but I can

Well, this is not completely true. The list of architectures on which
TeXlive runs is quite impressive, I would say:


and in fact it should also contain i386-windows binaries.

(some version restrictions may apply)

And in fact this is also a reason for TeXlive, that it runs on so many
platforms. We are using it here on our institute were a file server
serves the whole of TeXlive via nfs to several clients. 

Best wishes


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