[tex-live] TL2008 installation under Windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Aug 14 01:58:40 CEST 2008

Karl Berry writes:

 > 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.

I mentioned a simple solution some time ago but maybe nobody took me
serious because the solution had been *so* simple.  We have a great
PostScript viewer already.  Supporting dvi is extremely easy.  All
what ps_view has to do is to invoke dvips when the input file has the
extension ".dvi" and then display the resulting PostScript code.

I suppose that about 5 lines of Lua code will make it work.

Certainly too late for TL-2008.


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