[OS X TeX] altpdflatex - back compatibility please

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 11 15:10:09 EDT 2005

On Oct 11, 2005, at 1:44 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:

> Thanks for the info. on TCOBrowser. I did look at it before from the
> suggestion on this mailing list. There's still differences: in MikTeX,
> it's one step process. Imagine this: in your document, you put
> \usepackage{geometry}, because either you copy/get some lines in your
> document from the Internet/friends and you are instructed to include
> this package. When you compile your document, a friendly windows pops
> up and asks: "Howdy, you don't have the package `geometry' installed,
> would you like me to do that for you?" After the permission is
> granted, it goes ahead to get it, expand it, and installs it in fly,
> and the compilation continues. A few seconds later, you see your
> beautiful masterpiece in PDF.


I believe there is a trial out for the MikTeX updater under UNIX  
(i.e., it should be able to be compiled under OS X) but I haven't  
tried that out. There has been talk here about just such an  
application but it doesn't exist yet; especially with a GUI front end.

With TCOBrowser at least you wouldn't have to handle the files  
yourself (Maybe(?) --- like a said I like to see what is happening.).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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