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RE: Using Texinfo Extension on Windows

From: Soft Works
Subject: RE: Using Texinfo Extension on Windows
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2021 19:35:30 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vscode-texinfo-discussions <vscode-texinfo-discussions-
> bounces+softworkz=hotmail.com@nongnu.org> On Behalf Of CismonX
> Sent: Saturday, 2 October 2021 20:46
> To: vscode-texinfo-discussions@nongnu.org
> Subject: Re: Using Texinfo Extension on Windows
>  > May I ask how you were testing the extension on Windows as the
> code
> seems to have appropriate distinction between win32 and Linux
> platforms?
> When testing this extension on Windows, I use Cygwin's build of GNU
> Texinfo.
> First, install Cygwin, and add texinfo when the setup manager prompts
> you to select packages.
> Next, create a CMD script containing the following command:
>      @C:\cygwin64\bin\perl.exe C:\cygwin64\bin\makeinfo %*
> Finally, change VSCode configuration option `texinfo.makeinfo` to the
> path of that CMD script.
> The preview feature should now work as expected.
> Note: Please update to the v0.2.2 release of this extension. There
> was a
> bug which breaks the preview feature on Windows.

Hi Cismon,

thanks a lot for your reply!

I had tried a lot of ways, but I didn't have Cygwin on the plate.. ;-)

Mean while I had come up with a different solution which is using WSL,
I've summarized my experiences here: 

I just update to 0.2.2, now my solution doesn't work anymore, but probably 
it's just a small thing.

What I couldn't get to work is to have issues listed in the "Problems"
window, but that's not a big thing.

Though there's one important bit that doesn't seem to work, not even 
when running VS Code on Linux: it's the sync with the preview position.

The docs and settings are mentioning CodeLens decorators, but I haven't 
been able to see any.
Is that an unfinished feature or is it supposed to work?

Thank you very much,

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