Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-19 Thread Alex
2. start lyxlauncher.exe Since there is no tex installed, obviously LyX will not have full functionality, but the GUI should work. However, two things give errors: 1. configure fails because it cannot find python 2. LyX fails to convert an EPS to a bitmap, so there is no preview I am

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-19 Thread Alex
2. start lyxlauncher.exe Since there is no tex installed, obviously LyX will not have full functionality, but the GUI should work. However, two things give errors: 1. configure fails because it cannot find python 2. LyX fails to convert an EPS to a bitmap, so there is no preview I am

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-19 Thread Alex
> 2. start lyxlauncher.exe > > Since there is no tex installed, obviously LyX will not have full > functionality, but the GUI should work. However, two things give > errors: > > 1. configure fails because it cannot find python > 2. LyX fails to convert an EPS to a bitmap, so there is no preview

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-18 Thread Thomas Steffen
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM, Joost Verburg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The build-in ImageMagick does not rely on registry keys but uses the environment variables set by LyXLauncher (see the source for details) to get the location of the Ghostscript directories. Note that not only @PSdelegate@

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-18 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: 1. configure fails because it cannot find python 2. LyX fails to convert an EPS to a bitmap, so there is no preview This is because the directories in Resources\lyxrc.dist are wrong. Joost

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-18 Thread Thomas Steffen
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM, Joost Verburg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The build-in ImageMagick does not rely on registry keys but uses the environment variables set by LyXLauncher (see the source for details) to get the location of the Ghostscript directories. Note that not only @PSdelegate@

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-18 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: 1. configure fails because it cannot find python 2. LyX fails to convert an EPS to a bitmap, so there is no preview This is because the directories in Resources\lyxrc.dist are wrong. Joost

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-18 Thread Thomas Steffen
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM, Joost Verburg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > The build-in ImageMagick does not rely on registry keys but uses the > environment variables set by LyXLauncher (see the source for details) to get > the location of the Ghostscript directories. Note that not only

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-18 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: 1. configure fails because it cannot find python 2. LyX fails to convert an EPS to a bitmap, so there is no preview This is because the directories in Resources\lyxrc.dist are wrong. Joost

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: I used texlive 2008 as my tex installation, which already provides some portability. I follow the same basic approach as tl-portable.bat, but add the necessary environment variables for LyX, convert and ghostscript. Apart from one problem between the bundled convert and the

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Thomas Steffen
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Joost Verburg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The standard installer already bundles Ghostscript and ImageMagick in a portable way (no registry keys need to be modified). That sounds interesting. I know that LyXLauncher does some magic, but I was not able to figure out

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Sophie (itsme213)
Thomas Steffen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote in message That sounds interesting. I know that LyXLauncher does some magic, but I was not able to figure out what it was. Is there any way to check what LyXLauncher does to the environment? Try Sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com/ Hth

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: The other issue was that convert would not recognise ghostscript. I read that @PSdelegate@ in delegates.xml relies on registry keys, and indeed replacing it with gswin32c.exe solved the issue. This was necessary to get previews working for eps files. The build-in

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: I used texlive 2008 as my tex installation, which already provides some portability. I follow the same basic approach as tl-portable.bat, but add the necessary environment variables for LyX, convert and ghostscript. Apart from one problem between the bundled convert and the

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Thomas Steffen
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Joost Verburg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The standard installer already bundles Ghostscript and ImageMagick in a portable way (no registry keys need to be modified). That sounds interesting. I know that LyXLauncher does some magic, but I was not able to figure out

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Sophie (itsme213)
Thomas Steffen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote in message That sounds interesting. I know that LyXLauncher does some magic, but I was not able to figure out what it was. Is there any way to check what LyXLauncher does to the environment? Try Sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com/ Hth

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: The other issue was that convert would not recognise ghostscript. I read that @PSdelegate@ in delegates.xml relies on registry keys, and indeed replacing it with gswin32c.exe solved the issue. This was necessary to get previews working for eps files. The build-in

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: I used texlive 2008 as my tex installation, which already provides some portability. I follow the same basic approach as tl-portable.bat, but add the necessary environment variables for LyX, convert and ghostscript. Apart from one problem between the bundled convert and the

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Thomas Steffen
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Joost Verburg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > The standard installer already bundles Ghostscript and ImageMagick in a > portable way (no registry keys need to be modified). That sounds interesting. I know that LyXLauncher does some magic, but I was not able to figure

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Sophie (itsme213)
"Thomas Steffen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message > That sounds interesting. I know that LyXLauncher does some magic, but > I was not able to figure out what it was. Is there any way to check > what LyXLauncher does to the environment? Try Sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com/ Hth

Re: Steps towards a portable LyX installation on Windows

2008-11-17 Thread Joost Verburg
Thomas Steffen wrote: The other issue was that convert would not recognise ghostscript. I read that @PSdelegate@ in delegates.xml relies on registry keys, and indeed replacing it with gswin32c.exe solved the issue. This was necessary to get previews working for eps files. The build-in