[texworks] relative binary paths & local/global settings

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 22:02:36 CEST 2009


I have two weird questions.

We were experimenting with installation of TeXworks on Windows in the
following (probably untypical) way:
- put texworks binary in the same folder as tex binaries
- put texworks-setup.ini in the same folder with
That folder contains some ConTeXt-friendly configuration (too specific
to request inclusion into official texworks).

This works nicely, apart for some minor details that could be improved.

1.) Is there any way to configure "binaryPaths=" relative to location
of texworks? Something similar to $selfautoloc in web2c dialect ...
The nice thing about it is that one would be able to double-click on
texworks application without configuring anything and get all the
paths properly set alredy (for some specific tex distibution that can
be moved around on drive, but has tex binaries on well defined
location relative to texworks).

2.) The provided ini file
(./../../texmf-context/context/data/texworks/TUG/texworks.ini) that
comes with distribution now contains all the "global" (default)
settings and those work realy nice out of the box. The only problem is
that "recentFileList" and maybe some more settings now fly to the same
file, but that file texworks.ini will be rewritten next time when one
updates the distribution. Is there a way to separate "global" &
"local" settings (some default settings that are provided by
distribution and some that change during usage (like a list of
recently opened files), or if a user wanted to overwrite just a subset
of default settings)?

Thank a lot,

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