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Josh Lefkowitz <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 08:56:23 -0400
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Any chance of a webcast?

On 8/27/09, J.Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> (ah good, the reply-to doesn't cause it to go to jf)
> Robin: You can send email directly to me, if you wish.
> [snip: I've quoted only the passages I'm replying to]
>> it would be nice to hear hans and taco responding to his claim that
>> luatex is a _big mistake_...
> Thank you, Robin, for reading these slides.
> I believe the talks will be recorded and made available, so you will be able
> so hear their response.  You can also consult the archives of the luatex-dev
> mailing list, where I've raised before this very issue.
> I don't expect Hans and Taco to agree with me, but I do hope we'll have a
> useful conversation.
>> > In it I make some comments on LaTeX, which you might wish to respond
>> > to, if you were there.
>> unfortunately, much of what he says is reasonable.  of course, being jf
>> he's carefully painted us in the worst possible light.
> You have a point here.  I'll add something about the achievements of LaTeX.
> How about:
> ===
> * Achievements of LaTeX (the first fifteen years)
> ** Provides styles (aka classes) for standard documents
> ** Open: Allows programmers to add their own style files
> ** Provides reasonably uniform document syntax
> ** Lamport's LaTeX book provides gentle introduction
> ** Attracted energies of many talented developers
> ** Used and respected by many academics
> ** Adopted as submission format by many publishers
> ** LaTeX2e an important clean-up and revision of LaTeX209
> ===
> Suggestions, as before, welcome.
>> what i could do is prime kate jeary (u cam computing service) who i know
>> well.
> Yes, by all means ask Kate to ask a question on your behalf.
> --
> Jonathan
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