[dviout] Settings of dviout in TeX Live

KUROKI Yusuke kuroky at users.sourceforge.jp
Wed Aug 28 15:24:25 CEST 2013

Hi, Tomek,

I would like to be back to the main subject.
I (and probably you) have misunderstood the manners of dviout.

While calling dviout with -NULL option,
dviout writes down its settings (depending on a user) in the registry,
but it cannot use the settings in the registry nor install.par.
(Note. The file ``install.par'' can provide the initial settings
       for each user.  Since the regstry settings precede
       the settings in install.par, it provides the initial settings.)

Therefore, -NULL option just brings a confusion for users.
My proposal in the first message could be a better solution
for distributing dviout in the TeX Live.

-- Yusuke

2013/8/27 T T <t34www at googlemail.com>:
> On 27 August 2013 13:26, KUROKI Yusuke <kuroky at users.sourceforge.jp> wrote:
>> Hi, Tomek,
>> Thank you for your reply.
>>> writing settings into
>>> the registry is something we don't want in TL
>> It is the fact that TL write down the keys in the registry under
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Classes/TL.* .
>> So, using registry is not the special case for TL, I guess.
>> Wdyt?
> This is in fact a special case that is managed through tlmgr (choosing
> portable installation disables this).
> What I meant, is that we don't want to manage the stuff in the
> registry for other programs (not directly developed/maintained by us).
>  This would be problematic for our package management (install,
> uninstall) and portable use that we support.
> All I can suggest ATM is that you install dviout independent of TL.
> Tomek

黒木 裕介 (KUROKI Yusuke)

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