Installing WinTeXmacs

Version 1.0.5 has been ported to Windows. This WinTeXmacs version has has the advantage of being easy to install and relatively modest in size (less than 20Mb). However, by lack of volunteers, the Windows version is no longer supported. In order to run more recent versions of TeXmacs under Windows, we either recommend the use of the Cygwin version or the easy to install CygTeXmacs, which is internally based on Cygwin.

1.Installation of WinTeXmacs

In order to install TeXmacs on Windows, you should:

  1. Download 1.99.20.exe (18Mb). If you don't have ftp access, then you may also download this file from the web.

  2. Install TeXmacs by executing 1.99.20.exe and following the instructions on the screen. You may delete 1.99.20.exe as soon as the installation is complete.

  3. You should now be able to launch TeXmacs from the TeXmacs icon on your desktop or from the applications or accessories submenu of your main Windows menu on the bottom left of the screen.

Notice that an uninstaller for TeXmacs is also provided in the applications or accessories submenu of your main Windows menu. When upgrading to a new version of TeXmacs, it is recommended to uninstall the previous version first.

2.Optional helper programs

Although the Windows version of TeXmacs does not require TeX/LaTeX to be installed on your system, you might still want to install such a distribution in order to increase the number of available fonts, or in order to compile bibliographies using BibTeX. Therefore, if you have a fast internet connection, then you may want to download and install MikTeX.

3.Known problems

4.Helping us

The first part of the Windows port has been made by Dan Martens as a part of a project for his studies. The second part has been financed by Springer Verlag and the Omega group at Saarbrücken. Dan is willing to make further improvements to the Windows port modulo payment. By donating to the TeXmacs project, you may make this possible. For more precise requests and information, please contact us. If you are a developer, then you may also want to dive into the source code and improve it.

5.The source code for Windows

In order to compile TeXmacs under Windows using Microsoft Visual Studio, you have to do the following:

  1. Make sure that the latest Visual Studio service packs are installed.

  2. Download and install the Windows SDK.

  3. Download and install 1.99.20-src.exe. You will have to check “source code” during the installion.

  4. Open the project file C:\WinTeXmacs\src\Winport\Tmwin\tmwin.dsw in Visual Studio.

  5. Compile.