[texworks] MSVC build of Texworks

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Sat Nov 20 10:09:02 CET 2010

Le 20 nov. 2010 à 09:19, Mehdi Omidali a écrit :

> It seems that the MSVC build of texworks in MikTex has a good
> bidirectional algorithm than MinGW build of texworks in Texlive 2010.

The MikTeX people have apparently developed their own brand of TeXworks, adding extensions here and there, without AFAIK getting in touch with the TeXworks developer or submitting their patches to the TeXworks code base.

At times I even wonder whether that's compatible with the GPL2, or whether the modified software can still be called TeXworks.

> Is it possible to change that of texlive to MSVC build or is it
> possible to put an MSCV build of the current texworks in googlecode or
> http://www.leliseron.org/texworks/.

MSVC (Microsoft Visual C++) being commercial software, I'm not sure that a MSVC build would be compatible with the licence TeX Live is distributed under. But IANAL.

Finally, TeX Live being cross-platform by design and purpose, any addition must also be cross-platform. According to your description, the bidi MikTeX addition is probably not.

Bruno Voisin

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