[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 5 11:32:58 CEST 2010

On 5 July 2010 10:04, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
> "All animals are equal but Windows Users are more equal than others
> and this right is applied only to them and to software developed for
> Unix/Linux based systems and it is duty of developers to have more
> than twice available software for Windows than for any other platform"

OK, let's stop there before this thread spirals out of control (if it
is not too late for that already).

Windows users are treated no better and no worse than users of any
other platform.  Indeed, it is a pain to support win32, but simply
because it is not *nix based as all other platforms we support and not
because it is broken by design.  I expect it would be equally painful
(or more) to support something like BeOS or AmigaOS.  We go through
that pain for Windows, because we think it's worth it. The forward vs.
backward slashes issue is just a minor, unimportant detail here, so
let's not blow it out of proportion and start a holy OS war here,
shall we?



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