[tex-live] Installation: dviout\dviout.exe not found

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Wed Feb 25 02:46:15 CET 2009

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Wolfgang Fleischer wrote:

> TeX Live 2008 clearly breaks with Winedt and TeXnicCenter at least with
> respect to dviout and PS_View:
> *Winedt can no longer detect TL as the Registry-Key advertising TL to
> the system is no longer there.
> *If a user accepts the default install dir (c:\texlive\2008) Winedt
> again has no chance to find TL. The problem is the extra directory level
> '2008'
> *In ../bin/win32 we can find every kind of 'executables', i.e.
> context.cmd, psv.bat, dviout.vbs. Nothing of it is suitable for
> GUI-Programs expecting *.exe files to execute.
> So for now users willing to use Winedt or TeXnicCenter has to do a lot
> of extra manual configuration.

This is apparently the problem of the so-called tex-shells for Windows.
And why not adding to that list eg. WinShell, LEd, not to mention emacs
and gvim, etc.? Does WinEdt or TeXnicCenter (this one not maintained since
2004!) play any representative role as front-end for TeX? Why those tools
are so hard to configure, or just oriented to some TeX distribution?
I'll Cc also to the maintainers od WinEdt, LEd and Winshell
to consider also the last point mentioned by Wolfgang (.bat, .cmd, .vbs).

Thanks and all the best, 
Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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