[tex-k] Re: Bibliography

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 09:02:51 +0000

Michael Barr writes:
 > The problem is that there IS no appropriate mechanism for making such
 > inquiries and hasn't been info-tex folded a couple years ago.
feel free to start a new list :-}

 > Comp.text.tex is useless.  I posted two questions there last summer and
 > got no useful reply, which never would have happened with info-tex.
simply untrue. info-tex had just as many unanswered queries

 >  Time was that tex-haxxers went out of their way to be helpful, but
 > I guess that time is past.

not at all. speaking for myself, I will devote a lot of energy to
questions _within the right environment_. If I am reading tex-k, I am
not in the mode of answering basic questions. Kung Jui Lee is not to
blame for raising queries, as tex-k is mentioned when you say eg "tex --help"

    Email bug reports to tex-k@mail.tug.org.

and most people don't distinguish bug reports from questions.

of course the real problem is the ever decreasing number of TeX users!