[Context] Luatex 0.43.0 announcement

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 18:00:45 CEST 2009


On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 15:38, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>>
>> The "philosophical" question is much more relevant with Macs. In a few
>> weeks I won't be able to provide binaries for platform that I have
>> been using until just a few months ago.
>
> Actually, I could compile mac binaries now (I am not in a hurry
> to update to snow leopard at all, not for at least a year), but I
> really would rather not have to do so because it would be yet
> another task to perform before each release.

Since when do you use mac?

It can be made simpler: the one that will want the binaries may start
compiling them :)
(Not even XeTeX can be cross-compiled for Tiger on Leopard.)

It makes no sense to put extra load on you. I just wanted to say that
they have an extremely "nice" way to force users to buy new computers
even if they don't really need a new one by simply not supporting any
old machine any more. (One cannot install latest OS on old machines,
programs stop working on old OS, so one is sooner or later forced to
upgrade hardware even if processor/ram/hard drive still serves well.)

Mojca
(who wishes she was travelling with Luigi right now ... have a
magnificent time at the conference)




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