Mon, 24 Apr 2000 21:41:54 +0100 (BST)
Dave Pawson writes:
> I'd love to see \tex go mainstream.
> Unfortunately that means the bells and whistles,
> and that does take work, unfortunately.
have you seen a slick commercial TeX like the Mac Textures? it can be
> One more for TL6. For other idiots. A 'samples' directory,
> perhaps simply to either provide a taster for what it can do,
> or just to test the install worked?
> I sure as hell can't test it as a working system.
dvips sample2e -o
but i take the point. a better samples directory
> btw, the 4tex 'front end' / gui I am so taken with it,
> I was very reluctant to 'move over' (i.e. lose it)
> since its been so reliable.
you do not have to stop using it. one of the many many things that
> Remember that book I reviewed? I loaded the
> tex in, selected pdf output, fired it off and it
> worked. Sorry Sebastian, I just want to use it,
> not dig deep into it.
a perfectly reasonable aim; it can be achieved, if people put the work
into the interface. sadly, most of us are too close to TeX...