[tex-live] Feedback on TeX Live 2008 network installer under Win/XP :

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Aug 6 17:46:44 CEST 2008

Siep Kroonenberg wrote:

(2, 3) noted

 >> 4) "Use ~ for HOME/USERPROFILE" is not meaningful (to me).
 > A better phrasing would be welcome.

I really mean it's not meaningful to me, not I'm
being deliberately opaque.  Tell me what it means
in plain English, and I'll try to come up with
a reasonable way of expressing it.

 >> 5) TEXMFHOME (...) ~/texmf : the concept of tilde is
 >> 	not a Windows concept.  I would like to specify
 >> 	"My documents/TeX/ here, but there is no browse	
 >> 	button and "My documents" is not a normal path.
 > A browse button for the parent of TEXDIR would have been nice, but
 > would require too much redesigning of the GUI: asking users whether
 > or not they want the 2008 level etc. Again, too late for this
 > release.

OK, browse not possible in timescale, but how about
offering a default that has a meaning in the
Windows world (which ~/texmf does not).

** Phil.
(Larger bug report to follow : installation has
crashed at encTeX).

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