[OS X TeX] TeXpad (LaTeX iPad editor app) dev's blog post on Mac OS X appstore sandboxing
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 5 14:25:02 CEST 2012
On Apr 5, 2012, at 6:46 AM, William Adams wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Apr 4, 2012, at 1:53 PM, William Adams wrote:
>>> There was a recent post on texhax by a gentleman who had put together a BSD-licensed TeX distribution:
>>> So one could do a TeX editor for the iPad by:
>>> - putting kertex inside of it
>>> - modifying the TeX editor so that it uses document ``bundles'' (so that one dropped a folder which contains all supporting files for the document)
>> So every document (bundle) will need to have all the fonts, packages, etc., that I can now use over and over again.
> No, things which are not specific to a document could go inside the application bundle.
But that assumes that `kertex' supplies all of the packages and fonts that are supplied by TeX Live or, at least all the ones I use :-).
>> I remember there being discussion of bundles and there even was a version of iTeXMac that used bundles but it all dies on the vine as far as I know.
> Yeah, there's no ``survival of the fittest'' for software, instead it's the ``survival of the best-marketed / most sold / most downloaded''.
Well, once in a while there is a ``survival of the fittest'' since no-one is making (much) money creating and maintaining front ends for TeX on the Mac.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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