[OS X TeX] TeXshop
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Nov 17 11:01:16 EST 2006
I think only three tex installations will be of importance teTeX and
TeXLive (Gerben) and texlive (the original). As far as I know the
path for texlive will contain a symlink and all texlive200i
installations will be symlinked to it, i.e., their path will never
I assume that TeXShop will ask at start up "which tex" and get the
On 17.11.2006, at 16:22, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> 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
>> 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 old, besides /usr/local/teTeX is the official location. Also /
> usr/local/teTeX is also the location of a compiled teTeX.
> gwTeX new
>> textures: /Applications/Textures.app/Contents/Resources/TeX
> I made that one up.
> Is dead.
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