[tex-live] New installer GUI
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Nov 20 11:40:33 CET 2018
Dear Siep —
> I did not anticipate that anybody would want to mess with these.
With respect, not "mess with". "Configure". There is a considerable
difference. These have always been user-accessible configuration
options, and I have been consistently exploiting this feature for at
least a decade. It would be really nice if the location of
TEXMF(SYS)DIST were exposed in the same way, so that there could be just
one TeXMF root.
> Of course, I should have anticipated that you would. So I have to
> decide whether that is a good enough reason to put it in, since
> there are alternatives, as Norbert explained. I do not want to
> overload users with rarely-used options.
I fully accept that you may not wish to expend time implementing a
feature that you do not anticipate others will use, and if you choose
not to implement it I will, of course, accept your decision with good
grace. But I do not believe that you would be "overloading" users were
you to offer the option to configure these locations — you would, I
believe, simply be meeting their expectations that a new installer will
offer at least the same options as the old one, if not more.
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