[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Jul 5 19:29:40 CEST 2010

Le 05/07/2010 19:15, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) a écrit :
> Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
>> Since, in pretest phase, even windows users are not supposed to be afraid by a
>> command line (since they often need it for the -repository option, and a
>> courageous people anyway---they wouldn't be pretesting otherwise), there's
>> little point in mentioning install-tl-advanced.bat on the pretest page IMO.
> If you don't mention it, how can you expect it to get tested ?
The batch script itself doesn't need to be tested, it is a trivial wrapper
around install-tl. We need the interface to be tested, which is achieved by
install-tl -gui perltk.

> Personally I would recommend we overwrite Install-TL.bat with
> Install-TL-Advanced.bat and recommend only the former; I cannot
> any see any benefit in hiding important options from even complete
> beginners at TL installation.
It's a common fact in UI design than presenting too many options to a user who
possibly don't understand them can be very confusing. (And here I'm not kidding.)

Anyway, beside yours, we didn't have many complaints (on the contrary) about the
wizard installer being the default one since last year, so we don't plan to
change that.


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