[tex-live] tl17 pretest init
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Apr 20 11:12:50 CEST 2017
Mojca wrote :
>> [PT] 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.
Thank you Mojca.
Norbert Preining wrote:
> Norbert's "new bindings"
> tlmgr shell
> You need to (in your program)
> * open a pipe to "tlmgr shell"
> * read the output of the program
> * send commands and interpret the output
Sending commands seems simple enough, but I need to learn how one can gain access to any answers programatically ...
> But you can start by writing a front end for tlmgr itself, that would
> be already great, and all the functionality is available via tlmgr shell.
> Documentation: tlmgr man page (you know by now what a man page is, we
> explained it to you already), or the generated web page on tug.org.
> All the actions can be done in shell, too.
Ah, so the TeX Live installer and the TeX Live Manager are one and the same thing ? I don't think I had ever fully realised that.
>> 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).
> Umpf, all these npm node stuff, I am always very suspect of them.
> Too unstable, unclear, in flux.
> I am thinking more of a python/gtk or so, or native C.
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