[plt-scheme] SLaTeX: getting it to work

From: Bas Steunebrink (bass at cs.uu.nl)
Date: Mon Nov 10 11:20:57 EST 2008

Well it's already easy enough to just write a little batch file that 
copies the .tex file to the PLT directory, runs SLaTeX there, and then 
moves the .Z* files back. Create shortcut to batch file, done! <5min 
work to go from 1% to 100%. ;-) Sorry to skip the cygwin/term sorcery, 
but I'm getting a bit tired of this whole issue myself now, and this 
already works like a charm. :-)


Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> Well, the good news is that you have *something* working.  Obviously
> it's not a long-term solution, but at least SLaTeX is not 100% off
> (only about 99% <-;).
> I actually run SLaTeX under Windows all the time.  Over 90% of my
> SLaTeXing happens under Windows.  But it's all under XP, not Vista or
> 2k (which I believe were the two platforms you mentioned), even though
> I doubt that makes too much difference.
> Personally, my source .tex files live all over the place -- meaning,
> all kinds of sub-directories of My Documents and Desktop, but never in
> Program Files/PLT -- and I run SLaTeX from the directory where the
> file is.  I run it from (until recently) Cygwin or (since the past few
> weeks, when Robby pointed me to it) Cygterm, which is a shell inside
> PuTTY.  My ~/.bashrc has an explicit entry to my current PLT version:
> export PATH=...:/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/PLT/4.1.1/:...
> I can then run SLaTeX without any path prefix:
> GALIBIER ~/Desktop/T> which slatex
> /cygdrive/c/Program Files/PLT/4.1.1/slatex
> This has always done the trick just fine for me (for years and years).
> Give that a try.
> Shriram

Bas Steunebrink
Intelligent Systems Group
Utrecht University
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