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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: suggestion to change default org-latex-pdf-process to latexmk
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:00:44 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87wnrdqf6i.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAF-FPGP48FgMYOG6MifYeTRG0pUOP3Xw0y9uvKkZ-HVhjk7G8Q@mail.gmail.com>


"Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com> writes:

> While testing org-cite a few weeks ago, I noticed by default bibtex
> won't run with natbib export, or biblatex with biblatex export.
>
> Since org has not had native citations, this is not surprising.
>
> But with org-cite coming soon, this will change.
>
> At the time I suggested changing default to use latexmk, which will
> handle both bibtex and biblatex runs.
>
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2021-05/msg00486.html
>
> So what do LaTeX users think about changing the default for
> "org-latex-pdf-process" to "latexmk"?
>
> Is there any reason not to do this?
>

One reason is that latexmk is not installed on some systems. This means
it will require users to install an additional package not previously
required. It is also a perl script, so will need perl installed - not
sure what sort of overhead this might represent for Windows and Mac
users? Does latexmk work on all the platforms Emacs+org is supported on?

It isn't hard for users who want to use latexmk to set the value and as
it will break the installation for many existing users, I think we need
to be careful about changing this default. For many users who don't use
bibtex, this change could mean they have to install additional
software with little other observable benefit or change the default back
to what it is. 

If we do make this change, it will be necessary to update any docs to
add details about the additional dependncy and how to resolve it (for
all supported platforms). 


-- 
Tim Cross


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-06-02  0:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-01 15:36 Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-01 15:52 ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-06-01 16:36 ` Timothy
2021-06-01 16:45   ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-01 17:03     ` Timothy
2021-06-01 17:41       ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02  5:33         ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-02 15:39           ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02 16:07             ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-02 16:29               ` Colin Baxter
2021-06-02 16:41                 ` Robert Pluim
2021-06-02 16:47                 ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02 18:40                   ` Greg Minshall
2021-06-02 23:28                     ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 17:00                 ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-03  5:35                   ` Colin Baxter
2021-06-02 17:36               ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02  0:00 ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-06-02  1:09   ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02  1:25     ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02  2:56       ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02  5:27         ` Vladimir Lomov
2021-06-02  6:07   ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-02  8:26     ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 12:07       ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02 14:26         ` Colin Baxter
2021-06-02 22:35           ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 15:43         ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02 16:22           ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-06-02 22:53             ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 22:44           ` Tim Cross
2021-06-04 11:28             ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-06-02  8:40     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-06-02  1:09 ` Nick Dokos
2021-06-02  6:23   ` Loris Bennett

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