[tex-live] xdvi not in texlive 2013 for Windows

Lester Ingber ingber at alumni.caltech.edu
Wed Jul 17 10:25:59 CEST 2013


This is how I also use xdvi when I do use it once in awhile.

Yes, I looked at the config scripts, but decided not to spend any more time
with those.  I also looked at the xdvi.sf.net page, but since I have xdvi
under Cygwin I really don't need that.

yap is a good alternative that works well under windows and comes with
MiKTeX; I used a soft link to my own xdvi then.

On my Ubuntu machine I also have xdvi with that texlive distribution.


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On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM, Robin Fairbairns <
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Lester Ingber <ingber at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> [following lars madsen saying switch from xdvi]
> > Lars:That is not the issue.  In fact, I do use pdflatex.  However,
> > when I produce a dvi file I'd like to look at it.
> reasonable enough.  fwiw, i always `proof' stuff using latex/xdvi, and
> switch to pdf for final checking/publication.  there's masses of code in
> my stuff kicks in under pdftex, and runs like the proverbial drain.
> > Why does texlive has config files and placeholders for xdvi?  They
> > should be removed.
> "under windows" implied here -- xdvi is working in my tl'13
> to first order, istm that xdvi should not be loaded under windows unless
> explicitly asked for.  whether this is possible under the config
> mechanisms of tl i just don't know (i've enough on understanding tex to
> the extent i need to ... that config system looks a nightmare, and i've
> never examined it in detail ...  and probably never will, now).
> robin
> starting to feel retirement happy (only slightly more than a year to go!)
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