[texworks] new snapshots

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Sep 24 18:42:00 CEST 2008

On 24 Sep 2008, at 3:38 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 24/09/2008, at 11:34 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> I have just posted new Mac and Windows snapshots from svn rev.167.  
>> This build includes configurable syntax-coloring, as well as a new  
>> "auto-indent" option in the editor (thanks for the suggestion,  
>> Will; don't worry, it's not turned on by default, Bruno!).
> This seems to work really well! Even the edge cases that we  
> discussed are perfect :)
> The only think I noticed was that changes aren't applied to already  
> open documents. This isn't a huge deal because you probably won't be  
> changing it that often. (This is a shortcoming of the entire pref  
> system, though, right?)

Well, it could be done either way; currently, the Preference settings  
only apply to subsequently-opened windows (by design); to change the  
options in existing windows, you use the Format menu commands.

We could make Prefs changes apply to existing windows as well, but I'm  
not convinced that would be preferable. (Go on, convince me!)

> Without looking at how this is set up, should I assume that the  
> different auto-indent and syntax highlighting schemes are  
> configurable?

Yes, they are, though via text file rather than GUI. (I'll probably  
keep it this way; I don't think it's necessary to clutter the GUI with  
this. We just need to ship a sensible collection of schemes by  
default, then the vast majority of users will never need to customize  
them; power users who want to do so can edit text files.)

See the files in the new "configuration" folder that has appeared in  
your ~/Library/TeXworks folder (or equivalent on the other platforms).


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