[tex-live] tl17 pretest init

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 10:41:49 CEST 2017

On 20 April 2017 at 10:00, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> If talking about a webpage, you could use CEF (Chromium Embeded
>> Framework) and get full access to the system. It wouldn't give you the
>> native look and feel though unless you try really hard with the CSS.
>> But then you need to know all of it: C++, HTML, CSS, JS, build tools
>> like CMake, ...
> Zdeněk's "Electron" would seem to be an alternative to this, and one that requires only a knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, with all of which I am extremely familiar.  I shall investigate Electron, I think.

I wanted to check what they are using. Apparently
(https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/1170) the project still
depends on some part of Chromium (Content module,
http://www.chromium.org/developers/content-module), it's just packaged
in a more user-friendly way, to make the barrier to entry lower.

Sadly this is not an option for older versions of Mac OS X as it
requires 10.11 to build it and probably 10.9 to run it. They have
pretty hard requirements (not even C++11 alone is sufficient).

> But I still need to know how one learns of Norbert's "new bindings", or even the old ones; where are they to be found, and where are they documented ?

It should be installed with tlpretest already.



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