[OS X TeX] Keeping TeX installations synchronized between machines

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 6 00:30:11 CET 2010

On Jan 5, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:

> On Jan 5, 2010, at 5:15 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
>> But you are assuming that everyone is using TeXShop as their front-end for latex processing and Bibtex for managing their bibliographies. This is not the case; there are many who use emacs or other front-ends and for them, ~/Library/TeXShop or ~/Library/Application Support/BibDesk. What you are proposing would require all tex and related software developers to agree to a single location, which is unlikely.
> Actually, I'm assuming the opposite, which is why I think it would be great for the user if the MacTeX people and the developers of various tex-related apps agreed on a common location for support files. Do people really think the current situation is better than having all the support files in subfolders of ~/Library/Application Support/TeX? Why?
> Anyway, it's not worth arguing about, it's just a suggestion.
> Chris


I'd assume that folks would take their cue from Apple's behavior and that is totally inconsistent!

Also note that software like TeXShop has been around almost from the beginnings of OS X and conventions may have changed over time.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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