[texworks] Call for Help: Testing for the upcoming release

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 05:00:56 CET 2016

Hi Stefan,

I just downloaded and tested the latest version of TeXWorks (Version 0.5 (travis-ci) [r.b9e7fa5, 12/03/16 00:09]).

Everything seems to work smoothly (apart from the window which appears when opening a source file saying

	Script "Babel language": ReferenceError: Can't find variable: target

which complains about not finding a target with Babel, about which we exchanged some messages).

Also I was surprised to see how SyncTeX used with ConTeXt is more precise than TeXShop when one goes from the source file to the PDF by Command-Clicking on the former. However, when one wants to go from the PDF to the source file, the Command-Click results in an error message saying

	Cannot read file "/Users/kavian/Documents/Documents-OK/Enseignement/Licence-Versailles/Math-201/Notes-de-cours":
	file to open is a directory

I should say that the path given above is the path to the folder (in Mac terms…), or directory, where both my source file and the PDF file created by TeXWorks reside. In any case I should say that the synctex file is created by TeXWorks.

Another issue on which I reported previously is partly solved: now, when Command-Clicking on the name of the window of the source file shows the hierarchy of the folders in which the file resides, but this doesn not open a Finder window to access to the folder and the file in the Finder (normally it should). But the PDF window shows only the name « untitled.pdf », instead of the correct name of the PDF file, and shows a path going to the Applications folder where my copy of TeXWorks resides… 
Clearly there is still an issue with these Mac features and TeXWorks.

Thanks again for you nice work.
Best regards: OK

> On 12 Mar 2016, at 00:19, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 11.03.2016 07:55, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Preliminary testing of the Mac version has gone smoothly. Anything in particular you want us to look at?
> Mostly just general testing (i.e., usage), maybe with a bit of focus on
> the pdf viewer (since that is the component that has changed the most).
> Thanks,
> Stefan
Cannot read file "/Users/kavian/Documents/Documents-OK/Enseignement/Licence-Versailles/Math-201/Notes-de-cours":
file to open is a directory

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