[tex-live] texworks in TL 2010

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Nov 12 17:56:07 CET 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 05:49:39PM +0100, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Axel E. Retif wrote:
> >On  12 Nov, 2010, at 04:43, Lars Madsen wrote:
> >
> >>I was wondering, is it possible to repackage the stable TeXWorks that comes with TL for windows?
> >>
> >>I find it a bit embarassing that whenever we help students to install TL, and tell them about the nice jumping feature in TeXWorks, then the first thing we have to do with texworks is to reconfigure it to use pdflatex as the default engine.
> >>
> >>We had the samme problem in TL09 so it is a bit sad that this small issue has not been fixed yet.
> >
> >Fixed?!!! I think people who prefer to use plain pdfTeX don't think there is anything to fix!
> >
> >And repackaging instead of going to Preferences -> Typesetting -> Default and selecting your preferred engine-format?
> >
> >And if I think that everybody should be using XeLaTeX, can I ask for a repackaging with XeLaTeX as the default engine-format?
> >
> >
> >Axel
> >
> >
> please keep your sarcasm to your self. We are trying to get more
> users to start using LaTeX (and friends) and exactly how many pdftex
> (engine) users are there compared to pdflatex users?
> Tools that do not work out of the box for the average new user gives
> the user a bad experience

Seriously, someone who can not change (or learn how to change) a single
configuration option should not be allowed to touch a computer in the
first place. You don't need to spoon feed your users, they are either
welling to learn or should be looking somewhere else.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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