[texworks] Windows: ver 0.6.3 TeXworks paths, and running as Portable

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 11:13:24 CEST 2019

Dear Paul,

On 02.07.19 09:10, Paul A Norman wrote:
> Make a plain text file in the directory where you have unzipped
> TeXworks into (before running it for the first time)
> texworks-setup.ini
> All looks good so far - is that approach still stable?

Yes, this hasn't changed in a while and should still work as before/as

On 02.07.19 09:12, Paul A Norman wrote:
> P.S. its probably best (mandatory?) to make the ./config 
> folder/diretory first.

Yes, creating the directory is required. Tw checks if the directories
exist and only use them if they do

On 12.07.19 02:50, Paul A Norman wrote:
> I was wondering if the manual entry:
>       5.7 Changing the configuration
> might do well to have specific reference to /Portable Usage/, perhaps
> after something like this?...

Good idea. You can get the TeX source code for the manual from
https://github.com/TeXworks/manual - would you mind proposing a specific

>       5.7Portable Usage and Changing the Configuration
> And also what the status on this mention - under that section was please?
> One can also add a line like
> defaultbinpaths=C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.7/miktex/bin
> to specify where the programmes of the T_E X distribution are located;
> but /this instruction is not yet completely operational/, _*especially
> under Windows*_.

So far, texworks-setup.ini does not use sections - it only supports
three settings (inipath, libpath, defaultbinpaths).

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