[tex-live] install-tl-windows.bat unavailable in Microsoft Store

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Tue Dec 11 14:57:21 CET 2018

Le 11/12/18 à 14h32, Zdenek Wagner a écrit :

> út 11. 12. 2018 v 13:47 odesílatel Denis Bitouzé <dbitouze at wanadoo.fr> napsal:
>> Le 11/12/18 à 13h31, Siep Kroonenberg a écrit :
>> > Users who accidentally bought a 10 S system can remove S-mode.
>> But may be reluctant to do so... And could afterwards blame
>> colleague, teacher, friend, etc. for having advised to do so.
> So you can wait until the students attend a course of mathematics or
> statistics and have to install Octave and/or R-project. Somebody else
> will then tell them to remove the S-mode...

Well, not all my students are mathematicians and it could be too late.

> If you look at the list of blocked software, you see that there is no
> easy way. Porting to the S-mode will take a year or more. Verification
> of such a huge package in MS will take another year. It will no longer
> be TeX Live because the infrastructure (i.e. tlmgr and texmf.cnf) will
> have to be different. Lua will not be allowed or will have to be
> strongly limited so many luatex documents will not compile. \write18
> will not be allowed so that files relying upon it will not compile.

Sigh... If a lot of people and software providers complain, maybe
Windows will change his policy.

> I did not buy any TeX app for iPad. The reason was NOT the price, they
> are not that expensive. The reason is that it is not TeX Live, there
> are strong limitations posed by iOS. TeX for S-mode (whatever its name
> will be) will be very similar.


> Services as TeXonWeb will be more valuable if network connectivity is
> good.


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