[texworks] MSVC build of Texworks

Mehdi Omidali mehdioa at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 12:49:57 CET 2010

Waw, Thank you Stefan. The version at
is exactly what I want. So no need for MSVC compilation. It seems that
the latest version of QT does the job well.
On 11/20/10, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2010-11-20 09:19, Mehdi Omidali wrote:
>> It seems that the MSVC build of texworks in MikTex has a good
>> bidirectional algorithm than MinGW build of texworks in Texlive 2010.
> This is interesting yet disturbing. In what way is the MiKTeX build
> better than the TL build?
> Please note, though, that TL comes with TeXworks 0.2.3, while MiKTeX
> uses the 0.3 development series, IIRC. So this - together with the
> versions of the libraries used - can make a large difference.
>> Is it possible to change that of texlive to MSVC build or is it
>> possible to put an MSCV build of the current texworks in googlecode or
>> http://www.leliseron.org/texworks/. I tried to build from source for
>> myself but I wasn't able to do that.
> The chances for switching to MSVC are pretty slim, I'm afraid. Besides,
> I don't think (hope?) it depends on the compiler...
> However, the builds on leliseron are also quite outdated now. Could you
> try those at
> http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0325258/projects/c/texworks/? They are
> built against the most recent version of Qt as well.
> If this doesn't help, I'd be very interested in investigating this
> further. I don't have much experience with bidirectionality, so any
> sample files, step-by-step descriptions etc. would be very welcome.
> Stefan

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