[OS X TeX] RE: New Editor.

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat May 2 18:33:31 CEST 2009

On May 2, 2009, at 11:34 AM, Jakob Dam Jensen wrote:

> Hi all
> I'm the creator of TexWriter and I know its functionalities are  
> very basic at the moment. It's kind of a big project I've gotten  
> myself into - who knew =)
> So I'm subscribing to the mailing list now simply because I want to  
> be a part of the community.
> Where is TexWriter now? Well as pointed out already it's a beta.  
> This means that it's buggy =) I will of course look into all wishes  
> from you guys and these wishes might find their way into the beta  
> at some point. Give it time to evolve. I know it's very basic right  
> now - but just wait and see.
> So what would you guys like to see? What do you need? Bibtex  
> support is coming - but not before 1.1 or 1.2. I know it's  
> essential - but I really want to get it right.
> When you find bugs - add them to the bugtracker: https:// 
> deliciouscode.lighthouseapp.com/projects/29520-texwriter-public- 
> tickets

I am glad you you joined this list because I just raised the  
following issue:

> Given that [delicious code] is a .com, I would assume that  
> TeXWriter will eventually become proprietary. Given that it is  
> soliciting bug reports etc, it reminds me of the GraceNote incident  
> a few years ago.

which I eventually clarified to

> I have indeed no objection to "giving help" to the development of  
> either free (e.g.TeXShop) or commercial apps (e.g. Intaglio).
> I do object to "soliciting help under false pretenses", namely  
> soliciting/accepting help for "free" software and then going  
> commercial once the software has matured.

Of course, you really should look at the actual exchange.

I am now sure that you will clarify and I wish you good luck with  
TeXWriter (I can't do more because I am still on 10.4)


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