[texworks] new snapshots

Jérome Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Wed Sep 24 19:10:44 CEST 2008

Le 24 sept. 08 à 18:42, Jonathan Kew a écrit :

> 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!)

If you change the pref because you are not happy with your actual  
window behaviour,
then you might want to see all the open windows change according to  
the new pref.

This might not apply to all the prefs.

>> 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.)

In fact, you will have a menu listing all the schemes.
Appending a menu item to customize the schemes would not clutter the UI.

But I agree that designing such a GUI would require extra work, that  
should be invested in more sensible parts of the app.

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


The standard location on Mac OS X is Library/Application Support/ 
It would be better to follow the guidelines.

> JK

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