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

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jun 30 15:27:19 CEST 2006

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> -- this is the hardest call, IMO.... In the case of my OS X and Linux  
> machines, I don't want a texlive installer that sets up a separate  
> sandboxed copy of Perl/Ruby/Python/Ghostscript/ImageMagick/whatever;  
> I want the TeX world to use the current versions of these utilities  
> from my system. If texlive includes packages so that I can install/ 
> update to the versions it needs, so much the better, but that's not a  
> high priority.
this reminds me, on linux i ran into the situation that xetex expects 
imagemagick to be installed (which is kind of tricky since there can be 
multiple versions)

for such occasions fptex always had the relevant lib files present in 
the bin path, using some unique name; what do you suggest with respect 
to unix: installation alongside or depends on the os packages (libs)? (i 
assume that on the mac gerben takes care of it)


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