[tex-k] requesting info on fptex

Andrew Komornicki komornic at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 1 01:35:38 CEST 2006

As a long time TeX user I have a request, and hope that this is the 
correct forum to send my inquiry. 

Some years ago, I downloaded the fptex distribution onto my windows 
machine and was happy for years to come.  This last year my old machine
was dying, and I now have a brand new machine that runs Windows XP. 

I thought to upgrade my fptex installation.  I got the requisite parts, 
getfptex.bat, wget, and Texsetup.exe.  Unfortunately the ftp site that is 
in the scripts no longer exits.  I really do not want a whole new installation 
(am quite happy with my Tex tree).  All that I would like is a new 
/Tex/bin directory for Windows XP. 
I have written to Fabrice (twice! ) with no answer.  
Is there a simple tarball of a Windows /TeX/bin directory that I could
download.  Since my original efforts failed, I just tared up the ftptex
directory tree from my old computer (circa 1998/1999 ?) and put it on my new
machine.   fortunately, this does work, but a newer version would be nice. 

Any suggestions/solutions would be most appreciated.  


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