[fpc-devel] Compiling LateX documents

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Jan 23 19:22:35 CET 2011

In our previous episode, Luciano de Souza said:
> Does someone know a Freepascal library or a a command line tool non 
> instalable  to manage LateX documents in Windows system? What I basicly 
> want to do is to compile LateX documents without installing any tool, in 
> other words, compiling it by means of Freepascal or by means of a non 
> instalable tool.

Latex has various internal caches, so that will probably be hard.

It would be a lot easier if you can assume that the installation path will
remain the same, then archiving a texlive distribution might get you

Note that the FPC latex docs do not compile on windows yet, but it is
getting close.

Problems that I know of

1) fpdoc is cmdline based, and the used cmdline is larger than windows
allows. Michael developed a project system for this, but this still has to
be migrated.

2) the way the date is automatically retrieved by MAKE has problems. Can
easily be remedied by simply editing a date.inc.

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