TLCockpit - GUI frontend to tlmgrTLCockpit aims at being a GUI for [tlmgr](https://www.tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html), the [TeX Live](https://www.tug.org/texlive/) Manager, with a modern look and feel. We take inspiration from the [TeX Live Utility](http://amaxwell.github.io/tlutility/). Installing/Running ------------------ Since TLCockpit is included in TeX Live, it will be probably already installed on your system. In case it isn't, a simple call to `tlmgr install tlcockpit` should suffice. We are providing new jar files on the github page, but update the copy in TeX Live only at certain intervals. If you want to try out the latest and greatest, get [tlcockpit.jar](jar/tlcockpit.jar) and put it into `TEXLIVEROOT/texmf-dist/scripts/tlcockpit` replacing the current `tlcockpit.jar`. After this you can run it by simply typing `tlcockpit`, or via a direct `java` call as in `java -jar PATH/TO/tlcockpit.jar`. Debugging can be enabled by passing the option `-d` or, for more detailed debugging `-dd`. Requirements ------------ You need at least `tlmgr` from after 2017-11-23, in TeX Live language at least version 45888 or `texlive.infra`. A recent Java (at least Java 8) installation that includes JavaFX is required. If you see errors like ``` Error: A JNI error has occurred, please check your installation and try again Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/event/EventTarget at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:763) ... ``` that means that the Java installation does not provides JavaFX. On Windows the latest JRE from Oracle include JavaFX. On Linux one might need to install some extra packages (Debian/Ubuntu: openjfx). With recent release of Java 11 problems are getting worse, since JavaFX is now separately packaged, and ScalaFX only supports (by now) JavaFX8. That means, for now it is necessary to have a Java 8 installation. As soon as ScalaFX supports JavaFX11 we will move to use it. Development ----------- Development is done in Scala with the ScalaFX widget set. The project is mainly a challenge for myself to learn Scala. Building is done with *sbt*, opening the project in IntelliJ works fine. Deployment is done via [sbt assembly](https://github.com/sbt/sbt-assembly) which packs all the necessary libraries into one jar file. Contributions are welcome, improvements are easily done as I just started writing Scala and my style is horrible ;-) Screenshots ----------- Starting up TLCockpit ![Loading screen](screenshots/tlcockpit-loading.jpg) Package listing ![Package listing view](screenshots/tlcockpit-packages.jpg) View packages by collections ![Packages by collections](screenshots/tlcockpit-collections.jpg) Updates listing, with one package being updated ![Updates listing view](screenshots/tlcockpit-updates.jpg) After updating all packages during the run of postactions like `mktexlsr` ![Postaction view](screenshots/tlcockpit-postactions.jpg) Backup/Restore listing ![Backup listing view](screenshots/tlcockpit-backups.jpg) Package details ![Package details](screenshots/tlcockpit-pkgdetails.jpg) Configuration dialog ![Config screen](screenshots/tlcockpit-config.jpg) Repository seup dialog with dropdown for mirror selection ![Repository screen](screenshots/tlcockpit-repositories.jpg) Paper setting dialog ![Config screen](screenshots/tlcockpit-paper.jpg) The Tools menu, as well as the expert and debug panes open ![Menu, Expert, Debug](screenshots/tlcockpit-menu-debug-expert.jpg) License ------- GPL3+ Author ------ Norbert Preining
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TLCockpit – A GUI frontend to TeX Live Manager (tlmgr)
|Licenses||GNU General Public License, version 3 or newer|
|Copyright||2017–2018 Norbert Preining|
|Contained in||TeX Live as tlcockpit|