[OS X TeX] TeXshop

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Nov 17 10:22:59 EST 2006

On Nov 17, 2006, at 15:09 , Jérome Laurens wrote:

> Le 17 nov. 06 à 11:23, Gerben Wierda a écrit :
>> On Nov 17, 2006, at 01:32 , Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>>> Assuming that straight texlive will be the future default, two  
>>> additional buttons in the preferences which those using Gerben's  
>>> distributions can click seems to be easiest way.
>> [...]
>> Thinking more, it would be better to store the list of known  
>> locations with availability in TeXShop Preferences and also offer  
>> the choice as soon as one location bcomes available. Hence:
>> - Install TeX i-Package
>> - Start TeXShop, gwTeX is detected and used automatically
>> - Install TeX Live from image
>> - Start TeXShop and you'll get the choice because of a newly  
>> detected option on your system.
>> Such a system would not require the versioning of the plist
> This is exactly what I chose for iTeXMac2 (is there any other  
> choice?). The only problem comes from the texlive200? naming  
> convention.
> As it is not static, the installation path should be declared as a  
> regular expression which may lead to implementation problems.
> A poor man approach would be to store all the texlive paths of a  
> man life... starting from 2005

Here, probably a set of texlive2005 texlive2006 etc is fast and easy  
to implement.

> Notice that the distribution for packages and binaries need not be  
> the same.

Well, yes, but it is the location of the binaries that matters  
because it defines where the texmf.cnf will be found.

> Now the question is how many different distributions are available?
> gwtex:/Library/teTeX

gwTeX old, besides /usr/local/teTeX is the official location. Also / 
usr/local/teTeX is also the location of a compiled teTeX.

> texlive:/usr/local/TeXLive

gwTeX new

> texlives:/usr/local/texlive200?
> fink:/sw/usr/tete
> textures: /Applications/Textures.app/Contents/Resources/TeX

I made that one up.

> OzTeX:???

Is dead.

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