[OS X TeX] TeXShop-2.10beta

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 5 13:35:34 CEST 2006

On 5 Jun 2006, at 11:57, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 05.06.2006 um 01:22 schrieb Richard Koch:
>> A beta release of TeXShop 2.10 can be obtained at
> The engines can be made 'universal' by letting them invoke /usr/ 
> local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`-apple-darwin-current/<utility> or by  
> extending the search path with  /usr/local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`- 
> apple-darwin-current.

Somehow, I think these instructions to build a fat^H^H^HUniversal  
binary will give a more user friendly experience.
 From what I can see: all Jonathan has to do is

lipo -arch i386 /usr/local/teTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin-current/xetex \
      -arch ppc  /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ 
xetex \
      -create -output xetex

to create a new fat binary. Now, it seems that gwTeX uses separate  
binaries at the moment, and simply adds the correct architecture to  
the path, rather than letting the OS figure things out at run-time. I  
don't know how the rest of TeX is handled (in TeXShop), but it seems  
to me that XeTeX and gwTeX should be treated as similarly as  
possible. A loger term solution that I can see is to (eventually)  
create a universal set of tools.

My € 0.02

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