[tex-live] TeXLive2008 and Windows

Julien Cornebise julien.cornebise at upmc.fr
Wed Feb 25 17:41:37 CET 2009

You're welcome, glad to know that Manuel spreads it and it can be helpful :)

Getting an .exe out of it should be doable with py2exe, 

Seems pretty straightforward, but I won't have the time to look in the 
licensing issue (as it will embed some parts of python's lib -- 
specially pywin), I guess I can't use WTFPL v2 as I've done before) 
before at least 2 full weeks.

Besides, beware that this script is really a quick'n dirty piece of 
code. Specially, I haven't tested whether it might launch a second 
instance of SumatraPDF (it happens sometimes, I did not investigate 
why), and it also does not take care of launching sumatraPDF if the 
connection to the DDE server fails -- that's just a few lines of code, 
but really no time these 2 weeks (wrapping up PhD dissertation, oooops).


Julien Cornebise
PhD Student, TSI - ENST Paris and LSTA - University Paris 6

T T wrote:
> 2009/2/25 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
>> By the way, you don't absolutely need your editor to handle DDE itself,
>> you can delagate this to some script. A friend of mine (Cc-ed) recently
>> wrote a patch for vim latex-suite in order to use the synchronisation
>> features of pdftex and sumatraPDF, using a Pythin script to do the DDE
>> part of the job (gvim obviously doesn't have built-in support for DDE).
> [snip]
> Thanks for the pointer and the script. I looked in the past for
> command line DDE tools, and even found some, but none of them would
> work. It would be nice if someone could turn that script into .exe for
> mere Windows mortals.
> Cheers,
> Tomek

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