[OS X TeX] TeXShop and Illustrator again

Bruno Voisin 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  
>> stage.)
>
> 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  
> 1st.
>
> Bruno Voisin

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