9. April 2005 00:48
MiKTeX 2.5 developmet has started in December. According to the roadmap, the first step is to redesign the internal interfaces (aka refactoring). The outcome will be a portable set of components. Portable in the sense that it will be easy to build the components for other systems.
I am currently working on the core component (MiKTeX-core*.dll). The core component handles
- file searching
- running secondary processes
- reading configuration files
System-dependent features in this area are:
- reading directories
- reading/writing memory-mapped files
There are well known design patterns which help to separate system-dependent code. Implementing these design patterns is an interesting job which will keep me busy the next few months.