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[Texmacs-dev] Re: texmacs, guile, cygwin

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: [Texmacs-dev] Re: texmacs, guile, cygwin
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 16:49:48 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 29 May 2002, Marciano Siniscalchi wrote:

> Actually, no... I probably should join that list.
> The issue with Win32 DLL's has to do with the fact that you need to use a 
> "non-standard" procedure to build them. I once quickly looked into it, but 
> were scared away by the complexity---and lack of time on my part. What I 
> did to make sure TM compiled on Cygwin was essentially research on 
> Win32-related issues with Cygwin ports of teTeX and Guile, and some trivial 
> tinkering with Makefiles and the source (to fix file naming issues, etc.) 
> Producing DLL's, on the other hand, requires changing Makefiles in a 
> relatively significant way---and if you want that to happen automagically 
> at configure time, you need to know more about autoconf than I do.

OK, I will let David and you struggle with these problems... :^)

> OTOH, this would clearly be desirable. Personally, I attach higher priority 
> (=desirability) to producing "nice" PDF files (i.e. using Type1 fonts), but 
> that's just me. BTW, on the latter point, would it be relatively easy to 
> modify printer.gen.cc so that it produces a DVI file? This way you don't 
> worry about fonts at all---let dvipdfm or dvips take care of that. I know, 
> this is not "elegant", but perhaps it's a quicker fix...

Absolutely: it should be relatively easy to modify printer.gen.cc so
that it produces a DVI file. This would be a *very* valuable contribution,
because many users ask for it. Nirmal Govind <address@hidden> promised
me to deal with this issue, but he does not seem to have time now (until
summer at least). So if you have some days left to hack, this would be
a great thing to do.

Joris van der Hoeven <address@hidden>
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