[tex-live] Updates to new TL installer GUI

Alois Steindl Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Nov 27 14:46:12 CET 2018

A more realistic example: Assume, you would like to install your TeXLive 
in SpecialDrive:/SpecialDir/TeXLive/2018. Then you could just navigate 
to  SpecialDrive:/SpecialDir and Copy the directory name into the first 
part of the installer mask (or also type it in.) No need for further 
input. If you want a different structure than TeXLive/2018, then you can 
just type it there, but I wouldn't see any advantage for that.

With your approach you would at least 3 times have to click "New 
Directory" and type in the name there; every time you need to change 
from mouse motions to keyboard input.


Am 27.11.18 um 13:08 schrieb Philip Taylor:
> Alois, I do not  understand your point.  I responded to Zdeněk querying whether his assertion that "any GUI (including Tk) is able to navigate only to an existing directory" was universally true.  You suggested that I had not read Zdeněk's message carefully enough, and went on to say "the user would have to create several directories".  I explained that I had taken this as a given, and gave a trivial example.  You are now responding with a far more complex example that I cannot believe that you (or anyone) would us in real life.  What exactly is your point, please ?
> Philip Taylor
> --------
> Alois Steindl wrote:
>> Of course, this way you could also create a directory X:\T\e\X\L\i\v\e\2\0\1\8 ..., but it is quite nasty. With the current system you can just choose the home directory and let the installer choose a proper substructure, which you also can overwrite, without changing too much between keyboard and mouse.
>> Alois

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