[tex-live] TL2008 installation under Windows

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Aug 14 00:21:48 CEST 2008

    That is why I'd prefer to have a DVI-viewer in the 
    standard installation for windows...

We don't "omit" it because we want to.  We don't provide one because
there is none to provide.

If someone wants to come forward and do the substantial work involved in
getting a native DVI viewer for Windows working in the context of TeX
Live, that would be great.  Do not think it is trivial.  Here are some
options that come to mind, in no particular order:

- work with the dviout author to make it use kpse and the standard
  configuration setup (if he's willing; or maintain patches, if he's not);
- start from the old Y&Y previewer code, which is now free (but it
  relies on ATM, so font rendering would have to come from somewhere
  else).  http://tug.org/yandy
- resurrect Fabrice's windvi from fptex.
- see about making yap from miktex work in TeX Live.
- plenty more I'm not thinking of offhand.

TeX Live is a volunteer effort.


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