[tex-live] New installer GUI

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Nov 19 22:57:40 CET 2018

Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> 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.
> Just add a parameter '-gui tcl' to install-tl or to
> install-tl-windows[.bat]

OK, I rsynch'd the current TeX Live installation suite while eating 
dinner, and have just launched "install-tl-windows -gui tcl".  There 
were a few oddities (it appears to ignore <return> as a completer, 
requiring an explicit click on a button instead) but then I hit a major 
problem — I cannot see where to configure the locations of the TEXMFVAR 
and TEXMFCONFIG directory hierarchies. With the previous installer I was 
able to configure these as X:\TeX\Live\<Year>\TeXMF\Config & 
X:\TeX\Live\<Year>\TeXMF\Var — how should I accomplish that with the new 
one, please ?

Philip Taylor

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