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[Axiom-developer] [#54 Packaging Axiom and TeXmacs together] (new)

From: anonymous
Subject: [Axiom-developer] [#54 Packaging Axiom and TeXmacs together] (new)
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 21:19:04 -0600

> > To begin:
> > 
> > I downloaded the current windows version of axiom. The one clearly 
> > highlighted as "recommended." Although TexMacs is mentioned 
> > prominently,  nowhere does it state that TexMacs is a separate
> > program  that the user must download independently of axiom.  Why 
> > not come out and say it, instead of assuming the user will infer 
> > that from the discussion or be sufficiently knowledgeable of the 
> > open source world to understand how the pieces interact with each 
> > other?
> Ah, well, that's actually been a point of discussion. I'm in favor of
> packaging TeXmacs with the install script but the developers are not
> all of the same mindset about this. I've forwarded this comment to 
> the developers list and we'll address it with documentation and
> possibly combining TeXmacs into the install.

I'm still not quite sure why we can't have our cake and eat it to on
this - provide a non-TeXmacs installer for people who don't need it,
prefer to install their own TeXmacs, or think it's too big, and provide
a larger "kitchen sink" installer for the more typical user.  If I
understand correctly, the final exe install files can be hosted just on
the savannah servers, correct Tim?  Pounding your server to fine power
is definitely NOT one of the goals ;-).
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