[OS X TeX] Bundles for Windows as well

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Nov 12 09:31:13 EST 2004

On Nov 12, 2004, at 5:26 AM, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 12 Nov 2004, at 6:51 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Regarding the question of bundles (aka wrappers), which are sometimes 
>> mentioned here for TeX documents on OS X, but never seem to go past a 
>> few days of interest:
>> It seems the idea of bundles is starting to get impetus even in the 
>> Windows world, in another context: not our beloved TeX, but the 
>> Firefox browser. See the entry 
>> <http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/ben/archives/006894.html> in the 
>> weblog of Ben Goodger, lead engineer of the Firefox development team. 
>> The matter is a bit different, though, as it's for an app, not a 
>> document.
> Well, he only asks if it is possible. But there is no difference in a 
> bundle that is an app and a bundle that is a document - it is just the 
> behaviour of what happens when they're opened that is different.
> As I understand it, Jérôme has built (or is building) bundles into 
> iTeXMac 2, along with all sorts of assorted nice things. Here's hoping 
> that the long time spent on it yields an awesome result.

It's worth noting that Windows had support for .app (and other) bundles 
in OpenStep Enterprise for Windows NT, so there's really no reason for 
this not to happen and work.

Hopefully GNUstep will bring this sort of thing back into the forefront.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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