[texworks] integrating TeX Works into TeX Live

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun Mar 15 21:47:50 CET 2009

Norbert Preining a écrit :
> On Di, 10 Mär 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
>> Norbert -- Jonathan and I discussed this briefly a few weeks ago.  I
>> agree that we certainly cannot include TW in the TeX Live source tree.
>> However, we felt that we could ask any of the TL builders who cared to
>> try to build it, as a separate package (kind of like the clisp madness
>> for xindy), and construct TL packages from the results.  I admit the
>> details are lacking.
> That would be really fine. Agreed.
Sorry but I don't really agree. I'm not sure making texworks into a TL package
is a good idea. What about texworks updates? Will the person who built it for a
particular architecture for the TL'09 release be willing to buld new binaries
for every release of TeXworks? What if the user wants to update manually?

In my opinion, is is better to consider TeXworks as a separate piece a
software, and just have it (optionally) installed by the wizard installer on
windows, and nothing else. On Linux the distribution's package manager should
handle it, on OS X there is already MacTeX, only on windows should we make it an
option to install TeXworks during TeX Live's install process.

Technically, TeXworks is "just another TeX IDE". Of course it is the IDE of
choice to be bundled with TL for the benefit of newcomers, so that they ideally
just click a button and have a working TeX environment in Windows just as OS X
users currently do. But from a maintainer's point of view, I don't thinks it
needs to be considered a TL package.


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