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[opensuse] Re: Separate /usr?
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:44:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <k0gg5f$pv6$1@dough.gmane.org>
David Haller wrote:

In my opinion, the first real opensource program was and is TeX.

==== ftp://ftp.ctan.org/pub/tex/systems/knuth/dist/tex/tex.web ====
% This program is copyright (C) 1982 by D. E. Knuth; all rights are reserved.

Well, full agreement. Welcome to my world, that's my realm. :-)

My first copy of TeX is from 1979, and it's not yet in WEB. It
still used SAIL Pascal, and we ported it to our BS2000 mainframe. I
was responsible to write the DVI driver (in assembler, at this
time) for a needle printer with a whopping 120dpi. We produced
books on that, it beat typewriter-style manuscripts with
hand-written formulas by miles.

Within the wider TeX community, I'm active and visible as a
developer since 1982. Since some time I'm not active in the LaTeX
core group any more (my major accomplishment there was the kernel
internationalizaton that Babel uses and that went into 2e), but I'm
still upstream for some DVI drivers and for xindy, and I'm one of
three remaining CTAN maintainers.

Joachim

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