[tex-live] CD /DVD images (some notes)

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Thu Jun 19 07:31:07 CEST 2003

On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Fabrice Popineau wrote:

> > One can ask: what about the editor for Win32? The answer is: every
> > windows system has simple "edit" text editor working in the command
> Oh no, please! 

Fabrice, I know that for most users your xemtex idea would be perfect.
But why not giving people some alternatives, which not need to be 
covered by TeXLive.exe or TeXSetup.exe, just mentioned in the 
Many users already have their belowed text editor on windows, even
working in dos/cmd box (Hans, Jacko and many other ;-) Many people
prefer using gvim, which has already some good support for TeX programs.
So after many discussions, mails and (many!) installations on very 
strange different windows versions, just my 5 eurocents in that matter.
I've checked several times on linux and windows that for a *quick*
demo I do not need even local texmf tree.
> > The another approach for running TL off the CD on win32 was already
> > done on TL7. Perhaps Fabrice can show us xemacs running from the CD,
> > but for average user such miracle could be too heavy.
> It just works. Run TeXLive.exe and chose 'Run TeX off cdrom' like with
> TL7.

That's perfect. Thanks.

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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