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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Jun 29 23:14:49 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> For Windows the situation is different: Though I agree with Hans
>> that it is quite easy to install 3rd party software, it is annoying
>> to find out from where to get the latest release and download it.
>> Ruby is not the only thing, there are also ghostscript, graphics
>> conversion tools, emacs...
> you're joking, aren't you?

I would not see why.  

> a google for ruby + download brings you to a page where one can find
> installers for windows (and once installed, due to file assiciations
> one can runy scripts without the need to rename them to suffixless
> files)

Again, the purpose of a live CD is not to have to install a lot of

You are always assuming Internet connection and broadband and
whatsoever, but a lot of people are interested in TeXlive because they
can't afford that.

I don't even have net connectivity with my Windows partition, and I am
certainly not going to change that, given Windows' security track

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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