[OS X TeX] LaTeX on iPad?

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Sat Mar 6 22:01:03 CET 2010

On 6 Mar 2010, at 20:32, Jimi wrote:

>>>> It'd be easy to port TeX/pdfTeX/LaTeX/etc to the iPad. (We showed e-TeX and a prototype DVI viewer running on the iPhone last year; see Kaveh's presentation from TUG '09, for example.)
>>> Just out of curiosity, how did you do this?  My understanding is that you can't fork/exec on iPhone, so I didn't think the task approach used by TeXShop and others would work.
>> The TeX engine is essentially turned into a library and linked directly with the viewer application, so as far as the OS is concerned, it's a single executable.
> Is the shown app available in the App-Store available? If so, is there content available?

No; what was shown was a prototype or proof-of-concept, not a finished product ready for distribution.

> independent of that: how do you control copyrights (DRM)?
> Jimi
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