[texworks] storage of user-edited engines (was: new binaries (Windows & Mac))
daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de
Sat Aug 1 20:34:26 CEST 2009
Am 01.08.2009 um 13:53 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> Related Question: When I add a new tool in the preferences ("engine"
>> in TeXShop-Speak), where is it saved?
> In the preference file, ie ~/Library/Preferences/
I see, thanks. I was looking in ~/Library/TeXworks/...
Isn't this setup likely to produce confusion? Consider this:
1) A user adds a new tool/engine, for example MyProjectTeX
2) The developers to decide to add a new engine to the defaults, i.e.
luatex (just a name). They announce that in the release notes.
3) The user is happy about that and tries to find the new engine. But
he can't as he still has its old preference file.
4) He is semi-clever and moves the preference file to another folder
and restarts TeXWorks. Now he has the new engine added by the
developers, but its own additions are lost. So he starts to add them
In general, I think it would be easier for users (and for those asked
for advice) if preferences & templates added to TeXWorks by the
developers and those added by the user would be stored separately, for
and if the two would be "merged" by TeXWorks internally. The latter
contains the user additions. When in doubt (name conflicts?), one
takes precedence over the other.
I have no idea how difficult this would be. However, something like
this could help to avoid frustration by the not-so-advanced users, IMO.
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