[OS X TeX] Alphatk and tex applications

Vince Darley vince.darley at eurobios.com
Thu Aug 1 11:53:29 CEST 2002

I've uploaded a new version of Alphatk (8.2b6) which now has reasonable 
interoperability with TeX applications.  I believe that any application 
that used to work under classic with Alpha 7 will now work under OSX with 
Alphatk, with communication via apple-events.  For example OzTeX has been 
tested and works.  Also launching, say, Acrobat to view pdf documents also 
works fine.

teTeX also works as a command-line tool (and this is more seamless than in 
the previous releases).

The one that only partially works in TeXShop.  This is because I don't yet 
know what apple-events AlphaX/tk should be sending to TeXShop.  Currently 
for .tex and .pdf I just send an 'open document' event.  Any 
suggestions/help much appreciated there.

A few other bugs have also been fixed ("Not enough menus" is the only 
really serious bug fix), but for this release I have focused on getting 
tex-interoperability working much better.

Please go to:


for a variety of known issues and instructions for tex usage.  For latest 
releases, please go to:


(which should be updated soon with the new release).



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