[tex-live] TL2008 installation under Windows

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Aug 13 16:28:31 CEST 2008

Gregor Zimmermann scripsit (13.08.2008 15:21)
> As users doing a NET install have internet access anyway, at least a
> shortcut labelled 'DVI-Viewer' could be placed in the start-menu group,
> which leads to an internet page specifically describing the installation
> procedure (i.e. reproduce the content of the DVD's
> '/support/dviout/README' together with a direct link to this archive).
I guess this could be done.

> Normal Windows users do not play with the tlmgr in the first place (as
> long as everything is working). The button had the advantage, that those
> same users could incorporate proprietary fonts (Futura) with relative
> ease when provided with a TDS-ready archive and short step-by-step guide
> (by me, obviously :).
Can't the step-by-step guide just say to open an command-line and run
updmap(-sys) --enable-map foo.map ?

> It isn't helpful. Could the search function of texdoctk be 'redirected'
> to call texdoc somehow?
That's precisely the kind of change I don't want to do (especially now). The
whole texdoctk thing assumes the results comes from the database with extra
info etc.  I don't want to spend time hacking the texdoctk code.

Sure texdoc needs a GUI version, but I honestly doubt texdoctk is a good
starting point for this, and I'd rather wirte something from scratch. But later.

>> What would be relevant values for windows?
> I have no idea, but you might use 'print /D:PRN filename' as
> alternative, where '/D:' gives the device and where PRN=LPT1 (see
> http://www.ss64.com/index.html)
This means that we cannot put a useful default value, if we need to know the
device name? If so, I'll keep the current value.

Anyway, I don't see what this print function is good for. IMO, documentation
should be in a well-known format, namely pdf, html or plain text, that anyone
knows how to print, and texdoctk shouldn't try to do things like converting to
ps and printing itself. I mean, once the doc is opened in a viewer the user
can click on the viewer's "print" button, can't she?


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