[tex-live] Updates to new TL installer GUI
Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Nov 27 14:46:12 CET 2018
A more realistic example: Assume, you would like to install your TeXLive
in SpecialDrive:/SpecialDir/TeXLive/2018. Then you could just navigate
to SpecialDrive:/SpecialDir and Copy the directory name into the first
part of the installer mask (or also type it in.) No need for further
input. If you want a different structure than TeXLive/2018, then you can
just type it there, but I wouldn't see any advantage for that.
With your approach you would at least 3 times have to click "New
Directory" and type in the name there; every time you need to change
from mouse motions to keyboard input.
Am 27.11.18 um 13:08 schrieb Philip Taylor:
> Alois, I do not understand your point. I responded to Zdeněk querying whether his assertion that "any GUI (including Tk) is able to navigate only to an existing directory" was universally true. You suggested that I had not read Zdeněk's message carefully enough, and went on to say "the user would have to create several directories". I explained that I had taken this as a given, and gave a trivial example. You are now responding with a far more complex example that I cannot believe that you (or anyone) would us in real life. What exactly is your point, please ?
> Philip Taylor
> Alois Steindl wrote:
>> Of course, this way you could also create a directory X:\T\e\X\L\i\v\e\2\0\1\8 ..., but it is quite nasty. With the current system you can just choose the home directory and let the installer choose a proper substructure, which you also can overwrite, without changing too much between keyboard and mouse.
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