5. September 2008 15:44
I have started MiKTeX 2.8 development a short while ago. Here is what has been done and what will happen in the next couple of months:
MiKTeX package manager GUI (Linux)
My development progress bar shows sixty percent.
What has been done:
- package information is displayed in a list view window
- it is possible to install/remove packages
What is missing:
- search for packages (using file names or keywords
The source code will be made available soon.
Coding this initial version was fun. I have learned many new things (Qt, Unix build tools, ...). Not a waste of time. But:
Now that TeX Live has a nice package manager of its own, I do not
expect much interest in the MiKTeX package manager for Linux. That
said, I only will continue to spend time on this project, if more
pledges come in. See http://micropledge.com/projects/miktex-mpm-qt?do=pledge, for more information.
Nothing happened yet. I took a look at the LuaTeX development sources and discovered no stumbling points. On principle, it should be possible to integrate LuaTeX. And I will start this task in October. It remains to be seen whether LuaTeX will be successful. At the moment, only ConTeXt seems to make use of its features.
pdfTeX for Linux
I will make available the MiKTeX version of pdfTeX for Linux.