[texworks] TeX-Works-Workflow: printing?

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 19:33:11 CEST 2010


Am 2010-10-16 19:01, schrieb Helge Kruse:
> Am 16.10.2010 18:11, schrieb Stefan Löffler:
>> Am 2010-10-16 16:01, schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>>>   16 oct. 2010 à 09:59, Helge Kruse a écrit :
>>>> Did I missed a new version of TW? My 0.3 provides printing very well.
>>> Where did you get this version? No official build (such as 0.3r567,
>>> which is the last official build) includes printing, and I'm not
>>> even sure Jonathan implemented it.
>>> Is this some MikTeX-based derivative?
> Yes. It's in my MiKTeX tree. The exact version is:
>   Version 0.3 (r514)(MiKTeX 2.8)
>> Printing is on the wish list
>> (http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=78). Some time ago,
>> I posted a patch there that implemented some limited printing
>> functionality. It was platform specific, and usually fell back to
>> sending out the raster images that are displayed on the screen to the
>> printer (instead of vector data). As such, it is far from ideal and
>> didn't make it into the official code base.
> Oh, this may be an answer for the suboptimal quality that I
> experienced lately. I accused my printer for the quality since I got
> better results in the company office.
> The LaTeX document was a sample with old German fonts. Since it was
> just an experiment I probably printed it directly from TW. I cannot
> say that I printed using TW or using Adobe Reader.

I lost you here. When did you print with which version of Tw? It should
always give the same quality. Well, in fact, that's not entirely true,
as it may depend on what your printer driver supports on Windows.
Anyway, I don't really suggest Tw for printing, especially on Windows,
so there's a reason why this isn't official yet ;).

>> On a sidenote, I attempt to host experimental testing builds on
>> http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0325258/projects/c/texworks/ (they are
>> using the official code base, however, so there's no printing patch or
>> anything...)
> Are there other important changes from 0.3r514 to 0.3r567? I would
> expect a version number change, when the feature set is changed. Where
> can I read about the version numbering scheme?

I don't know if the numbering scheme is documented somewhere. Basically,
even version numbers (0.2, 0.4, ...) are stable releases, whereas odd
version numbers (0.1, 0.3, 0.5, ...) are development versions.
Everything behind the 'r' gives the internal revision. As such, features
are expected to change throughout the different revisions of the
development versions (as they are developed). For a complete change set,
see the Google code page:
http://code.google.com/p/texworks/source/list?num=55&start=567 (warning:
this is programming-specific and not for the faint-hearted ;)).
To give a short overview of what has happened between r514 and r567:
- Significant improving to scripting (lua, python, ...)
- Addition of the experimental "follow focus"
- smarten quotes
- translation updates
- improvements to "Remove Aux Files"
- encoding and line ending status bar widgets


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