[texworks] integrating TeX Works into TeX Live

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 13:52:28 CET 2009


since I don't have any experience in TeX development I have a not very
philosophical, but quite practical question:
Are the $TEXMF... a de-facto standard throughout all (major) (La)TeX
distributions? I.e. do distributions other than TL use it as well, e.g.
MikTeX on Windows?

And to finally get a little more philosophical: IMO TW config files
should not necessarily be stored in the TeX config directories as TW is
not part of TeX. It can in principle be used without any installed TeX
distribution, for example. So sticking to config files either in the
user's configuration directory or in the TW directory (for global
settings) seems reasonable to me. $TEXMF... directories could be used in
addition (maybe as a fallback), but personally, I wouldn't use them as a


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