[texworks] New Windows version - please test

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 22 20:31:43 CET 2010

On Nov 22, 2010, at 1:15 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 22 nov. 2010 à 18:48, Reinhard Kotucha a écrit :
>> I don't think that it's gainful to add more dependencies to the build
>> process.  IMO Qt is sufficient for a multi-platform program.
> Why not simply use the OS native open/save/create dialogs? What's most valuable for the user is to have OS consistency across software programs, such that all the programs on a given OS use the same open/save/create dialogs (and print dialogs for that matter) which the user is familiar with.
> For example, the Mac Open/Save/Create dialogs have the ability to create new folders, to switch between column/list/icon views. It would be annoying to lose this ability by switching to the Qt dialogs instead.
> In this respect using Qt for dialogs would reduce the TeXworks functionalities to the lowest common denominator of the covered platforms, instead of taking advantages of the niceties specific to each platform.
> Bruno Voisin


Going off track here but, Bruno, did you ever try Shift-Cmd-G in an Open/Save dialog? Easily go to hidden folders etc. :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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