[texworks] Call for Help: Testing

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 13:13:04 CEST 2017

Dear TeXworks users,

a new bugfix release (0.6.2) is around the corner, which will hopefully 
make it into TeXLive 2017. To get ready for that, I ask you to test the 
latest version of TeXworks. It is available at the following locations:
Mac OS X: https://bintray.com/texworks/OSX-latest/TeXworks-for-Mac%3Alatest
Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~texworks/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Source code: https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks

The Windows and Mac builds come with the latest versions of libraries 
(Qt, poppler, etc.). On the TeXworks side of things, the most noteworthy 
changes to check are:
* fixes for several bugs and crashes (mostly concerning the PDF previewer)
* a new implementation of the syntax highlighter which should have the 
same end results as before, but behave much better for large files (and 
possibly even fixes the "vanishing lines" bug?)
* a screen calibration ruler was implemented in the preferences to 
simplify determining the correct dpi value
* handling of PDF links was improved (external URLs can now be opened, 
named destinations should work better now)
* the mouse wheel accuracy should now be taken into account when zooming 
in the PDF
* arbitrarily high zooming is now possible in the previewer

Note that the latest version should be quite stable (obviously), but of 
course there are no guarantees (that's what this testing call is for). 
So if you are in the middle of a very important project, it might be 
advisable to stick to whichever version has already proven to work for 
you in the past.

All the best,

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