[tex-live] texdoc can't find texmf.cnf

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Jun 23 15:04:23 CEST 2008

Manuel Pegourie-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> writes:

> David Kastrup a écrit :
>> The viewer is an order of magnitude faster 
> I agree on this point, but...
>> and offers instantaneous
>> looking class functions and rulers for fine layout control.
> Is this useful for documentation?  And by the way, this could be integrated
> in a good pdf viewer.  (Eg, the pdf viewer from TeXshop and the viewer in
> TeXworks have a looking glass feature...)
>> It
>> integrates with editors via Source Specials (meaning that one could
>> visit .dtx files at the right line with a click in the DVI file,
>> something which would be _very_ handy for source2e.dvi, for example).
> Source specials will soon be available in pdf too.

Only reverse search, not forward search.  And "soon available" has been
the statement of every Omega2 talk in the last 15 years or so.

>> This is not a matter of "just because we could".  It's usability.
> Another important thing is accessibility.  PDF is more accessible to
> most people than dvi.

Tagged PDF.  The output of PDFTeX isn't.

>> It may well be that we don't have the resources to do this now.  But
>> that does not mean we need to pretend that it would not be useful.
> IMO, what would be really useful is that someone writes a nice, fast,
> usable and well TeX-integrated pdf viewer.  I'm just afraid that fast
> is a hard point, due to the format...

But the hard point is not made easier by ignoring nice, fast, usable and
well TeX-integrated dvi viewers.

David Kastrup

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