[Mac OS X TeX] GUI for teTeX settings, etc.; ideas from NeXT?

Siep siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Nov 15 17:53:41 EST 2001

On Thu, 15 Nov 2001 14:59:22 -0500
William Adams <wadams at atlis.com> wrote:

> Troy said:
> >Alternatively, there could be a Services item (available to the
> >Finder) named, say, "Install TeX add-on".  If nothing is selected, it
> >shows me a little window explaining what it does.  If a *.sty, *.ins,
> >etc. file is selected, it does the right thing with it and I'm on my
> >merry way.
> Actually, there was a facility to fetch and install up-dates.
> The big difficulty here is that:
> 1 - TeX Directory Structure is _very_ complex
> 1b - the standard thing to do is to just grab / install everything, no?
> 2 - the ``TeX Package System'' or whatever they were going to call it
> never got resolved / finished

On the Windows end, Fabrice Popineau is working on a package-based
install, see e.g. http://www.ntg.nl/eurotex/abstracts.html#popineau; the
latest TeX live cd uses it. Eventually, this may find its way into the
Unix branch.


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