[tlu] beta with texdist switching

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Fri May 1 15:16:53 CEST 2015

Adam Maxwell,

It works! Thank you. Thank you. 

(It goes without saying that I won’t put this in MacTeX-2015 unless you give permission
or you release without a beta label.)

At first, people will notice that it cannot switch between universal-darwin and x86_64-darwin,
comparing it to the Pref Pane. But I don’t think that feature is necessary (and didn’t put it in
my Local Pane). Then 64 bit processors were first introduced, users wanted to rapidly
switch so they could compare speeds, and see if important features still worked. Those
days are long gone.

Dick Koch

> On May 1, 2015, at 12:26 AM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at icloud.com> wrote:
>> On 01 May 2015, at 07:07, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com <mailto:amaxwell at mac.com>> wrote:
>> I've tested it against TL 2015/2014{basic} and it works
>> okay on Yosemite. I'm not sure how it'll handle other
>> architectures; at present, I don't allow changing that
>> level of granularity.
> Works fine here (10.10.4 Public Beta) to switch between TL 2015 and 2014, and in a way compatible with texdist (the command-line utility): if the distribution is changed with one, the other recognizes it, and the other way round.
> Just one remark: for the architecture, TLU uses the technical name (x86_64-darwin) while the TeXDist pref pane uses more human readable names (on my setup Intel 64 and Intel 32, and I imagine on older setups PowerPC). It might make sense, given the GUI philosophy of TLU, to follow the pref pane in this respect.
> Also, still regarding the architecture, TLU doesn't seem to offer the choice between the two installed architectures (x86_64-darwin and universal-darwin), it only displays x86_64-darwin. (Not that I ever attempted, or will ever attempt, to change that other than for testing.) Is this what you mean by "not allowing changing that level of granularity"?
> Bruno
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