[tex-live] Ruby interpreter in the TeXLive distribution?

Jean-Pierre Chretien Jean-Pierre.Chretien at cert.fr
Thu Jun 29 15:22:43 CEST 2006

>>To: tex-live at tug.org
>>From: "Richard Gabriel" <rgabriel at kerio.com>
>>Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 14:01:50 +0200
>>Subject: Re: [tex-live] Ruby interpreter in the TeXLive distribution?
>> > hm, if one does a bit more than just plain text one needs all kind of 
>> > extras anyway (xml, graphics, viewing, etc)

>> Well, this is already a bit offtopic, I guess. 
>> But,  IMHO, the TeXLive distribution should contain everything needed to  process a *.tex file by the TeX (ConTeXt in 
>> By the way, if you run for instance "texmfstart.exe texexec.rb" with no Ruby installed, it simply DOES NOTHING... :-(

The Windows port of LyX provides installers, which ease the download/install
of needed third party programs (if not already present)

Would that be appropriate for TeXLive on Windows ?

I guess that dependency management would do it for Linux distributions.


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