[texworks] [tex-live] texworks in TL 2010

Andreas Hirsch nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de
Fri Nov 12 20:48:21 CET 2010

quoting Khaled Hosny, [12.11.2010 17:56 +0100]:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 05:49:39PM +0100, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>> On  12 Nov, 2010, at 04:43, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>>> I was wondering, is it possible to repackage the stable
>>>> TeXWorks that comes with TL for windows?
>>>> I find it a bit embarassing that whenever we help students to
>>>> install TL, and tell them about the nice jumping feature in
>>>> TeXWorks, then the first thing we have to do with texworks is
>>>> to reconfigure it to use pdflatex as the default engine.
>>>> We had the samme problem in TL09 so it is a bit sad that this
>>>> small issue has not been fixed yet.
>>> Fixed?!!! I think people who prefer to use plain pdfTeX don't
>>> think there is anything to fix!
>>> And repackaging instead of going to Preferences -> Typesetting ->
>>> Default and selecting your preferred engine-format?
>>> And if I think that everybody should be using XeLaTeX, can I ask
>>> for a repackaging with XeLaTeX as the default engine-format?
>>> Axel
>> please keep your sarcasm to your self. We are trying to get more 
>> users to start using LaTeX (and friends) and exactly how many
>> pdftex (engine) users are there compared to pdflatex users?
>> Tools that do not work out of the box for the average new user
>> gives the user a bad experience
> Seriously, someone who can not change (or learn how to change) a
> single configuration option should not be allowed to touch a computer
> in the first place. You don't need to spoon feed your users, they are
> either welling to learn or should be looking somewhere else.

Ok - as Lars said, we are trying to convince Word and OO User to use
LaTeX. Its a _very_ hard job! Should I stop teaching pupils to use
LaTeX? Eyery bit that works not as exspected causes the next few pupils
of _very few_ pupils indeed to stop trying.

For newbies pdflatex is the start! An whose, who are expirienced could
easy configure.


'Computer power is a supplement
for brain power - not a substitute.'
		(free after Ben Munk)

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