[Context] ruby

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Apr 19 22:16:40 CEST 2009


Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 21:47, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> when installing (i installed the minimals on a friends new machine) the
>> check for ruby is somewhat anoying when one uses only luatex and not texexec
>> and no ruby is needed
>>
>> how about moving the test to the end of the instal script and just issue a
>> warning at the end
> 
> Hello Hans,
> 
> That code has most probably been written by you, so I'm not guilty ... :) :) :)
> 
> There's one thing, namely: if one doesn't have ruby and wants to
> install pdftex, then the warning needs to go to the beginning else
> formats won't be generated, but the whole downloading process could
> still take place.
> 
> If one only wants to install luatex then there's definitely no need to
> interrupt the run.
> 
> I can remove the warning, but do you have any idea if there's some way
> to check in batch if user provided --engine=luatex option? Or does
> anyone else have a better idea?
> 
> To Hans: on your friend's machine you can easily remove those three
> lines that issue the warning (they will never be overwritten), but I
> agree that this should be fixed (once luatex becomes stable at least
> :P). I'm just open to best suggestion.

well, i' dsay .. move to the end .. then issue a message that one needs 
to download ruby if using pdftex/xetex and then run the script again 
(does not hurt)

after all, one wants to install so already downloading is no big deal

Hans

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