[texworks] new Mac binary posted - testing welcome

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Fri Jul 10 06:41:45 CEST 2009

Le 10 juil. 09 à 01:40, Juergen Fenn a écrit :

> Jonathan Kew schrieb:
>> For those wanting to try an up-to-date binary on Mac OS, I have just
>> posted a new build (svn r.327) on the Google Code downloads page:
>>  http://code.google.com/p/texworks/downloads/list
>> This should be very close to the version that will go into the MacTeX
>> 2009 release, though there are still a few bug-fixes I'd like to get
>> done, so don't consider it "final". However, testing would be very  
>> much
>> appreciated,
> Wow, Jonathan, I like it. 8-) It is quite close to what we know from
> TeXShop, and yet it's ... different ... ;-)

Yes, that's very nice indeed! I hadn't noticed before the Window >  
Show > Tags item in the editor window before, but never mind that's  
exactly what I was missing and it's great!

One suggestion (for future releases): I've always expected the small  
boxes at the bottom of the Windows (line number in the editor,  
magnification and page number in the previewer) to act as dialogs: you  
double-click on either of them and a dialog pops up allowing the line  
number, magnification or page number  to be changed. Is that planned  
in a future release (I'm in no rush about that at all, just curious)?

Working all very fine in any case, and installation straightforward (I  
deleted beforehand the QT libraries in /Library/Frameworks and  
hunspell and poppler libraries in /usr/local/lib, to be on the safe  
side, I don't know whether that was required).

Exploring inside the app bundle, I see there are codecs and image  
formats built-in (for JPEG, TIFF, GIF, MNG (? -- no idea what that  
is)) in TeXworks.app/Contents/plugins, I imagine that means it will be  
possible to include files in the corresponding formats via  
\includegraphics in LaTeX, and also that teXworks recognizes a plugin  
architecture. Very interesting.


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