[texworks] Ubuntu packages
bvoisin at me.com
Tue Jun 23 09:20:46 CEST 2009
Le 23 juin 09 à 01:51, Karl Berry a écrit :
> Obviously the binaries have to be distro-specific because of the
> library insanity. We already concluded that. I'm talking about
> the binaries available from TW as well as whatever the distros do.
Something about this seems incompatible with UI-centric systems such
as Mac OS or Windows, but I've posted messages on this already and
nobody answered, so I imagine I must be misunderstanding something
If I interpret this correctly, you're speaking of providing a TeXworks
binary inside the binary directory of TeXLive, such as /usr/texbin on
the Mac, right? But these directories are normally invisible to the
user, who only sees what's shown by the Finder on Mac OS X, by Windows
Explorer on Windows and something similar I imagine on Linux in Gnome
It's of course possible to navigate to these directories by opening a
terminal window and using the command line, but the average user is
not supposed to know or be willing to do this. The only thing the
average user knows is what can be double-clicked in Finder, Windows
Explorer or similar.
So I don't see well how TeXworks binaries in TeXLive could fit within
There are of course some Mac ports of software of Linux origin, like
ClamXav, which work by installing the Linux binaries in /usr/local
(invisible in Finder) and a front end to them in /Applications
(visible in Finder). But so far this is how TeXShop and TeXworks work
already, as front ends to the binaries from /usr/texbin.
Otherwise the vast majority of Mac ports of Linux software (like OOo
or Gimp or Inkscape or Scilab) are available as .app application
bundles, to be put in /Applications and containing the Linux
components inside the bundle itself (for example Inkscape.app/Contents/
Again, there must be something basic I'm misunderstanding here.
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