[OS X TeX] TeXShop and Illustrator again
bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Jan 31 16:03:48 CET 2007
Le 29 janv. 07 à 18:12, Frank STENGEL a écrit :
> Le 29 janv. 07 à 15:15, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
>> Le 29 janv. 07 à 15:03, Franck Pastor a écrit :
>>>> I still cry for my (so comfortable) Textures...
>>> You should forget textures, I am afraid he is about to die
>>> definitely ...
>> Not yet. As a matter of fact, a new alpha version 2.2.0a9 has just
>> been released silently last Friday, at <http://www.bluesky.com/
>> news/220a.html>. No details are provided, regarding the changes
>> compared with 2.2.0a8 (from 6 months ago). The matter was
>> discussed briefly this weekend on the Textures mailing list.
> Ah... I did not see any traffic. Blast! I just realized that the
> mail was being sent to a defunct address... How can I remove an
> address I cannot access anymore?
>> I have the impression it adds virtual font support.
> Indeed. Amsmath based documents seem to be working... I tried with
> some other virtual fonts I had played around with. Works.
Quoting myself from the Textures list:
> De : Bruno Voisin
> Date : 31 janvier 2007 15:50:58 HNEC
> À : "Textures Mailing List"
> Objet : Rép : [Textures] TeXtures 2.2.0a9
> Le 31 janv. 07 à 14:53, Michel Mélin a écrit :
>> Here http://www.bluesky.com/news/220a.html , you can read this text :
>> 2.2.0a9 (26Jan07) news: basic virtual (VF) font support
>> Textures 2.2.0a9 includes a great deal of underwater (invisible)
>> development, most of it related to fonts and character encodings,
>> the sort of things that should “just work”. The visible part is
>> basic support for virtual (VF) fonts, so that most LaTeX fonts and
>> most Classic Textures metrics will now be useable with native
>> Textures. (VF fonts are -not- finished; there are several subtle
>> issues yet to be completed, at which point we will advance to beta
> Not only that, but the page also includes indications on future
> development, the closest to a roadmap and a timeline we ever got:
>> Textures 2.2.0a9 is the final alpha release; when we first made
>> Textures 2.2.0a available, we wished it clearly understood that it
>> was experimental software which could not be expected to be
>> reliable, stable, or predictable. We were perhaps excessively
>> cautious; Textures 2.2.0a has proven to be stable and reliable
>> (and fast!) Therefore, we will shortly be advancing to beta stage,
>> meaning that our new Textures can be expected to be functional and
>> dependable in regular use. We wish to be clear, however, that
>> Textures remains (very!) far from feature-complete: the first beta
>> release will be very similar to this a9 release, the user
>> interface remains woefully incomplete, and the beta stage will be
>> an extended period of constant development. A prudent level of
>> caution with each new release is advised.
>> Note: Textures 2.2 will be available at the alpha price until May
>> 1st, or the first beta release, whichever comes later.
> In particular, it seems that:
> - Textures 2.2.0a9 will be the last alpha release.
> - Textures 2.2 beta will be very similar to this release.
> - Textures 2.2 beta is expected to be released around or before May
> Bruno Voisin
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