[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: Some observations for TL09 DVD and texworks]

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 11 17:14:58 CET 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>wrote:

> According to the official TW page on tug.org, version the 0.2.x branch is
> the
> stable branch and doesn't offer those features, which are listed in the
> "future"
> section. (And IIRC, Jonathan may prefer to provide scripting in QtScript
> (of
> whatever Qt calls their ECMAscript variant) rather than in Lua, for
> practical
> reasons, so I don't think it's a good idea to provide Lua scripting to
> users if
> it is to disappear in the next version...)
I believe MikTeX ships a build based on the texworks svn development
sources, which are considered unstable, experimental code where features may
be added, revised, or even possibly removed. There has been quite a bit of
work on scripting support here, including several iterations on the
scripting APIs; there will eventually be a new "stable" release that will
include this functionality as well as other new/updated features, but it may
not exactly match the experimental code MikTeX has chosen to ship.

Personally, I think it was premature for the MikTeX people to ship the
unstable development code as a standard part of their distro. But they've
never asked my view about it.

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