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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Windows version

From: Dan Martens
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Windows version
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:58:59 -0400

OK, I deleted the source file and did the webpage which you will find attached. 
 Please read over it and make sure it is to your satisfaction.  If not, just 
let me know and I will change it ASAP.

I will be somewhat out of reach for the next few days as it is a holiday week 
here in Canada for our national birthday during which I am going on vacation 
for a few days.  I will however be checking my email periodically, but I will 
be unable to do any development.



--------- Original Message ---------

DATE: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:09:08
From: Joris van der Hoeven <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>

>Dan: I asked the CRI guys to give you write-permission
>in the ftp.texmacs.org/windows directory,
>in which you will find the subdirectories
>       deps
>       stable
>       unstable
>I moved the files from 'dev' to 'windows'; please remove
>'texmacssrc.exe'; I don't have the permission to do so.
>Please write a web page on the model of
>       http://www.texmacs.org/Download/Install.html
>with detailed explanations on how to install and upgrade.
>I would soon like to officially announce your version,
>so that we get many more testers. I hope that I will be
>able to get my hands on a Windows machine with internet
>access soon...
>Texmacs-dev mailing list

Installation of GNU TeXmacs For Windows

If you are upgrading to the newest release of TeXmacs, please skip to section 2. The installer will overwrite your current installation, but not your saved data.

1. Download and Install The Dependencies

Prior to installing the latest release of TeXmacs for Windows, you must ensure that you have the following programs installed on your system.

  1. MikTeX - This TeX system for windows must be installed to provided the font generation tools used by TeXmacs. Unfortunately, to obtain all fonts used by Texmacs you must select the full install version. This is very large (~300MB) and will take some time to download and install. We are currently investigating ways around this, but unfortunately no such solution exists as of yet.
  2. GhostView - This graphical postscript viewer is required by TeXmacs for previewing and printing of documents.
  3. Ghostscript - The underlying postscript engine of GhostView, THIS MUST BE INSTALLED PRIOR TO GHOSTVIEW.

2. Download and Install TeXmacs For Windows

TeXmacs For Windows comes as a self-extracting archive. At this time only the currently unstable development version is available for download.

One you have extracted the archive, run the Setup.exe automated installer which will guide you through the installation process. Please pay special attention to installer prompts regarding the paths of the previously installed dependencies.

3. Reboot Your Computer

The automated installer has made some changes to your systems environment variables. You must reboot for these changes to take effect.

3. Run !

TeXmacs for Windows can now be found under your programs list in the Start Menu. Simply click on the icon to start TeXmacs. PLEASE BE PATIENT! The first time you start TeXmacs for Windows it will take some time to setup your personal settings.

4. Be Cool...

TeXmacs for Windows is currently still in Beta stage and is not stable. We are releasing this version in hopes of an increased number of Beta testers to help our discovery new bugs. This is necessary because the developers are busy and cannot possibly find everything wrong with the release. Please be patient and let us know of any bugs or feedback about the release you may have. It is very useful for us to have a rough idea about the number of permanent users and for what applications you are interested in TeXmacs. Furthermore, we are glad to receive your suggestions and problems, no matter how silly they may seem to you. You may also subscribe to our mailing lists. If you really like the program, then please consider donating money or services to us. Of course, you may also contribute yourself.

Appendix A. Known Issues

  1. When I print graphics, they do not show up on the page
    • This is due primarily to the difference between the imaging methods used between TeXmacs on Linux and Windows. Our developers are hard at work attempting to overcome this issue and will have an updated release as soon as possible.
  2. The scheme session works fine, but my math and shell sessions do not work
    • Scheme is inherently built into TeXmacs, thus if the scheme session did not work the program would not as well. The shell is a different entity however and the code connections necessary to make this and other sessions work (ie. math) are not currently working. A fix for this will be given shortly.

Copyright (C) 1999, 2000 by Joris van der Hoeven.

This webpage is part of GNU TeXmacs and the larger GNU project. Verbatim copying and distribution of it is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved. For more information or questions, please contact Joris van der Hoeven.

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