[tex-live] New installer GUI

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at bitmuis.nl
Mon Nov 19 20:55:51 CET 2018

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 07:04:11PM +0100, Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le 19/11/18 à 15h21, Siep Kroonenberg a écrit :
> > For the 2019 release of TeX Live we intend to provide a new GUI
> > front-end for the installer. By now, it could benefit from wider
> > testing.
> >
> > Localization: The Dutch localization is mostly complete. For other
> > languages than English or Dutch, be prepared to see a mixture of
> > English and native text strings.
> Some remarks:
> 1. The first window is by default too much chunky (see [1]).

I can reproduce such a messed-up window if I resize the window. I
could set it to non-resizeable. Is this by any chance a HiDPI display?

> 2. It would be nice for the text strings that appear to be copyable (in
>    order people can more easily report troubles).

I do not think that is possible for labels and buttons.

> 3. The text strings are a mixture of English, indeed, and German
>    strings: is it what you mean by native ones (I expected native ones
>    to be French ones :)

You can explicitly specify a language with a '-lang fr' parameter. I
do not know why tcl thinks that German should be the default
language on your system.

> 4. I guess the text strings translations would be similar to the
>    previous installer so we won't have to translate them again.

The new GUI reads the same .po translation files as the old one, but
there are a lot of new or different strings.

Siep Kroonenberg

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