[tex-live] (no subject)

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 11:52:54 CEST 2018

st 19. 9. 2018 v 11:45 odesílatel Martin Sievers <martin at dante.de> napsal:
> Am 19.09.2018 um 11:37 schrieb George N. White III:
> > On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 at 19:44, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 2018-09-18 at 15:45:01 -0400, Michael Shell wrote:
> >>
> >>  > Sandisk 16GB USB flash drives can now be had for $5.49:
> >>
> >> Still much too expensive in order to offer them for free to members of
> >> TeX user groups.  DVDs are very cheap.
> >
> > You have to buy a new DVD every year.    USB flash drives could be
> > returned for updating.   Local user groups could do this with disk to
> > disk copying.
> To be honest, I am not convinced, that 2000 members of DANTE e.V. (or at
> least a significant part) will return their USB flash drives. Secondly,
> I don't want our secretary or anybody else to copy the data to 2000 USB
> flash drives.
You will have to inform them that they have to return it and how long
will you wait?
When I use "dd" to move and ISO image of Live Linux, it takes 6
minutes for 1.6 GB.
If TL has > 8 GB and DANTE has 2000 members, imagine how long it will take.
In addition, if VFAT is mounted on Linux, all 8.3 names appear in
uppercase while
longer names appear as they are. It might cause problems.

> And again, we are talking about prices less than 0,50 EUR per DVD and
> year for producing and shipping. Just shipping the USB flash drive back
> to our members would be more expansive.
> Best regards
> Martin

Zdeněk Wagner

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