[OS X TeX] Keeping TeX installations synchronized between machines
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jan 5 18:30:11 EST 2010
On Jan 5, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2010, at 5:15 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
>> But you are assuming that everyone is using TeXShop as their front-end for latex processing and Bibtex for managing their bibliographies. This is not the case; there are many who use emacs or other front-ends and for them, ~/Library/TeXShop or ~/Library/Application Support/BibDesk. What you are proposing would require all tex and related software developers to agree to a single location, which is unlikely.
> Actually, I'm assuming the opposite, which is why I think it would be great for the user if the MacTeX people and the developers of various tex-related apps agreed on a common location for support files. Do people really think the current situation is better than having all the support files in subfolders of ~/Library/Application Support/TeX? Why?
> Anyway, it's not worth arguing about, it's just a suggestion.
I'd assume that folks would take their cue from Apple's behavior and that is totally inconsistent!
Also note that software like TeXShop has been around almost from the beginnings of OS X and conventions may have changed over time.
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