[OS X TeX] Gliimpse (FYI)
tomas-jonsson at bredband.net
Mon Aug 27 16:10:14 CEST 2012
yes I use synctex and Flashmode by Claus Gerhardt, but it's not always Flashmode works and I cannot figure out why, neither can Claus. It's very frustrating because it's very useful. I've spent days trying to find out why it's not working and then suddenly it works again and I don't have a clue.
So I started to look at other solutions. I've tried Latexian but I find TeXShop a much better editor (primary thanks to command completion) and it integrates much better with biber (I don't have to make a separate run to get the references correct). I also tried latexmk and got it (with option -pvc that continuously updates the pdf file when changes are done in the source file) to work partially but it's way to slow. Maybe a latex daemon working in the background would be a solution. There seem to exist a latex daemon on Windows and some Linux systems but I havn't seen anything compileed for Mac OS X. And I don't wan't to give up on the combined strengths of MacTeX and TeXShop - it works very well.
I know it's possible to do a kind of instant preview on emacs but emacs is definitely not my cup of tea.
Yes, Gliimpse seems to be almost instantaneous. Maybe it uses a precompiled format file?
27 aug 2012 kl. 15:03 skrev Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>:
> On Aug 27, 2012, at 7:42 AM, Tomas Jonsson <tomas-jonsson at bredband.net> wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I found this very interesting project: "Gliimpse, a quick in-place preview technique that smoothly transitions between markup code and its visual rendering".
>> The Demo is very impressive and shows latex and html. I would love it implemented in TeXShop.
>> Demo and home page: http://www.aviz.fr/Research/Gliimpse
>> Article: http://www.aviz.fr/wiki/uploads/Research/gliimpse-UIST2011.pdf
>> Tomas Jonsson
> Pretty interesting. Did you notice that at one point they said that they were eliminating the computation time so that the transitions seemed almost instantaneous?
> Have you used synctex between your Source and Preview window under TeXShop? Cmd-Click somewhere in your Source or Preview window and you will get a highlight in the other window so you can go back and forth quickly. Not a glitzy as Gliimpse but it is quite useful.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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