[tex-live] Emacs in TL 09

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Feb 16 20:38:45 CET 2010

On 12 February 2010 Lars Madsen wrote:

 > Hi,
 > at bit of a comment for the Emacs on the TL 09 DVD
 > * might have been better if the default PDF viewer wasn't xpdf, when 
 > this is an Emacs for Windows

Hi Lars,
it's not an Emacs for Windows.  It's GNU Emacs compiled on Windows
and bundled with AucTeX and a few extra DLLs for graphics support.

Regarding xpdf, it's the default on Unix.  AFAIK "start" is used in
order to invoke the default viewer on Windows.  Could you try again
with your .emacs temporarily removed?  I can't remember that I ever
had to configure this manually.

Do you have a default viewer (a file-type association for .pdf) at all?

  start "" <foo>.pdf

launch a viewer?  It's mandatory on Windows.

 > * might be better if preview LaTeX was configured to use dvipng for
 > Image type, the default 'png' does not work out of the box
 > (complains about missing ghostscript, changing it to 'dvipng' makes
 > things work better)

You should better discuss this with David.  I've put him to the CC.

I can't and don't want to provide a modified AucTeX for TL/Windows.


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