[tex-live] List for announcements
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 17 17:49:53 CEST 2013
Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
> During last few years I was teaching together with some of my esteemed
> colleagues who had plenty of great ideas and had very good reasons why
> not they but somebody else (and this somebody happened to be me)
> should implement them. I wasted a lot of time (because arguing would
> lead to even bigger waste).
> Recently several people shared similar great ideas in some TeX mailing
> lists. So, I have my own great idea: someone should create a
> "TeX-Great-Ideas" mailing list where people who have great ideas which
> they are not going to implement by themselves will post these
> ideas. Obviously it is not me who should create it.
i'm afraid that such a list would be a new quick way to get ideas
to first order, i don't think there's any straightforward means of doing
the job properly. back in 1994, the uk tex user group decided we should
write a faq; i had been saving many great ideas from tex-related lists,
and other members had other things to add to the list.
the faq has been on-line now for 18 years or so, with yet more stuff
distilled from lists i read. and _still_ there are people asking the
same questions that the faq covers[*]
we have new things, like tex/sx (whose reputation system i don't
understand, so i don't try to "answer" things). we have the old
original texhax mailing list. we've lost the uk-tex list (subsumed in
texhax), info-tex (subsumed in the upstart comp.text.tex in the early
90s, i guess), and so on.
i'm open to bright ideas, but i'm not currently expecting any. not even
[*] one of my original bugbears was the \label before \caption. it's
still popping up.
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