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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] Add support for SumatraPDF viewer

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] Add support for SumatraPDF viewer
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:00:18 +0100

Hi Fabrice,

2016-02-09 10:51 GMT+01:00 Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden>:
> 2016-02-09 10:14 GMT+01:00 Mosè Giordano <address@hidden>:
>> Hi Arash and Rasmus,
>> 2016-02-08 21:37 GMT+01:00 Arash Esbati <address@hidden>:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > following Mosč adding support for Zathura, it occured to me that on
>> > Windows, SumatraPDF is missing.  Please find attached a patch adding
>> > support for this viewer.
>> Patch applied, thanks!
>> Rasmus, regarding the problem with PATH, what prevents you from adding
>> the path of Sumatra to your PATH environment variable?  I don't see
>> how hard-coding a path in `TeX-view-program-list-builtin' would be a
>> better solution.
> From experience, under Windows, the vast majority of users don't know how to
> change their PATH.

I see your point, but is it possible or usual to install a program
under a path different from the default one?  Is it different for,
say, 32- or 64-bit programs?

> So either assume the installer did change their PATH for them or let them
> hardcode the SumatraPDF location
> into some emacs configuration file.

We have other default viewers for Windows, none of them has an
hard-coded path, how do they work, if they work at all?

> BTW, I do the later for myself.
> I hate to surcharge my PATH with too many locations. I overwrite my own
> default Windows PATH
> from emacs init.el with the minimum vital locations to run/work with emacs.

I see, but instead of adding directories to PATH you have to manually
specify paths to your programs anyway.  Of course, the problem is not
you, but the way Windows works.


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