[texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Charlie Sharpsteen chuck at sharpsteen.net
Sun Nov 13 21:43:55 CET 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:

>  Paul A Norman wrote:
>  Does it warrant a turn-off-able auto-detection of Preferences, and
>> throwing up an advice or launching the appropriate part of TeXworks
>> help if there is no typeset engine set or detected in likely paths?
>> Or would it be it too complicated to determine whether there is an
>> appropriate typesetting engine in path or settings?
> Given that TeXworks is called TeXworks, and that (in British
> English, at least) "the works" is slang for "everything"
> (as in "I'll have the works", when asked what you want for
> breakfast), I think that making a very good attempt at
> detecting whether or not a viable TeX system is installed
> and callable would be a Very Good Thing [tm].
> Philip Taylor

For a start, we should re-write some of the web pages so that it is
explicitly stated in the first few paragraphs that TeXworks is just a piece
of a larger system and that a user will need to install something like TeX
Live or MiKTeX in order for TeXworks to be functional.

I believe there was a discussion about this a few months ago, but I cannot
find the thread offhand.

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