[tex-live] win32 and TL2005

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Sep 22 08:36:37 CEST 2005

Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:

>Dear windows TL users,
>With a great help from Fabrice (many thanks!) we have a new set of
>win32 binaries recompiled with the current kpathsea/web2c and working with
>the same .pool files. Only (o)windvi .dvi previewer is missing, but we can
>still use ps and pdf way.
>I merged those binaries with some usefull programs already available
>and things works well even on an old win98 :-)
>tlpmgui installer for win32 is more and more robust, and it has now
>some functionality of texconfig (always missing for windows).
>This installer works only with "inst" CD, however...
>As for the installation and maintenance, I think that for win32 we need 
>somehow more simple version of texmf.cnf, because all those new
>additions like TEXMFSYSVAR or TEXMFSYSCONFIG are hardly applicable
>in the windows environment. I'd like to prepare such modified version
>and will put it in texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf-4WIN. Tomek Luczak, who is 
>working on tlpmgui, is aware of that and he will adapt the installer
>in a moment (texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf-4WIN will be copied to 
>Any objections, comments, blessing?...
I wonder if the cnf format/kpse can be extended with a simple platform check: 





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