[texworks] integrating TeX Works into TeX Live
jfkthame at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 16 02:27:28 CET 2009
On 15 Mar 2009, at 22:29, Karl Berry wrote:
> At this point, the tricky part of this would be ensuring TW knows
> where to find the TL binaries.
> Look along $PATH for tex[.exe]. That's it. I don't know of any
> to start guessing at other locations.
I'm not sure that's enough. tex[.exe] etc may be in a directory that's
not in the $PATH. Especially if (AIUI) a GUI app like TW doesn't
necessarily inherit the same $PATH as the user's default shell/command
interpreter would see.
> Is there any difference in configuring TW for TL vs. for MiKTeX?
> do you need to know the TeX distribution you're using? I'm
> guessing/hoping not ...
The main difference would be the path to the binaries.
> Should be fine under the current model, where the TW config is
> similarly to most GUI applications.
> Hmm. Let me ask it another way. Do you think we need to create a
> "global" config file for TL? Or does TW have "compiled-in" defaults
> that suffice? Or?
It has compiled-in defaults, which can of course be customized for
each platform by whoever builds it, but that's not sufficient if TL
may be installed in non-standard places.
>> Jonathan, are you there :)?
> Yes, and listening. :)
> Cool :). And coding (need I ask :)?
From time to time. :) Though on this particular point, I haven't
completely decided what to do....
> Any ETA on a candidate we can ask
> the TL builders to take a crack at?
errr... "real soon now"? :)
> Library updates still needed?
Yes; primarily, I need to build an up-to-date poppler lib, which is a
bit of a pain on Windows (especially) and OS X (somewhat), as I want
to avoid pulling in dependencies like fontconfig that TW doesn't
really need. I keep meaning to give it a shot....
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