[tex-live] tl doc formats

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Sep 9 12:47:35 CEST 2006

Axel Kielhorn <A.Kielhorn at web.de> writes:

> Am 08.09.2006 um 08:40 schrieb David Kastrup:
>> Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl> writes:
>> Uh, we are talking about TeXlive here?  The DVD with a live TeX system
>> including viewers on it?  So why wouldn't they be able to read the
>> documentation before installing the whole stuff?
>>> pdf seems the best for that.
>> TeXlive contains DVI viewers.  It does not contain PDF viewers.  So I
>> really don't understand how you gather that the users will be able to
>> view PDF without problems, but not DVI, if what they have is a TeXlive
>> DVD.
> IIRC there are no DVI-Viewers for MacOS. There is xdvi, but you need
> to install the X11 system to use it. Viewing PDF is supported by the
> OS.

I suppose someone with actual exposure to MacOS and TeXlive should be
able to address that.

>> We are not talking about different TeX distributions here but about
>> TeXlive.  So we need only worry about the viewers in that.
> Which are missing for at least one supported OS.

Which would be a large shortcoming.  There are quite a few things that
work _only_ via the DVI route, like PStricks.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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