[tex-live] TeX Live Installer -- pregeneration of formats

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun Jun 8 23:34:54 CEST 2008

Karl Berry scripsit (08.06.2008 23:20)
> Instead of forcing the user to "configure" something (few will), I
> suggest having texdoc by default dynamically check along PATH for a
> suitable program (see, evince, xpdf, sumatra, whatever).  Of course, if
> a specific program is chosen by the user, that should just be used.
Oh, I thought texdoc was already doing that.  At home, it works make default
choices that are ok for me (xpdf, xdvi, firefox...)  At work, I have the older
(non-texlua) version and configure things via TEXDOCVIEW_pdf and so on,
because I don't like the defaults (acroread etc).

> I think this single change would make texdoc dramatically more
> accessible.  I might even use it myself sometimes :).
How do you access the doc atm?  I couldn't live without texdoc myself.

> Manuel (or anyone), is that something you'd like to work on?
Yep, unless someone else wants to do it before me.  I'll look at the code and
texlua doc for relevant functions for searching in the path, and try it soon.


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