[tex-live] New installer GUI

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Mon Nov 19 21:28:56 CET 2018

Le 19/11/18 à 20h55, Siep Kroonenberg a écrit :

> 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?

I don't think so: I guess it is 1920×1080.

>> 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.

Too bad.

>> 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.

Nice! And, BTW, the first window's sizes are then okay by default.

>> 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.


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