[OS X TeX] TeXShop-2.10beta

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Jun 5 23:02:22 CEST 2006

On Jun 5, 2006, at 13:35, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> 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.
> http://developer.apple.com/opensource/buildingopensourceuniversal.html
> 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 follow TeX Live standards. I could produce fat binaries for TeX of 
course, but that would remove the choice for downloading only one 
architecture (in expert  mode of the TeX i-package)

> 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.

It is a difficult problem. Having universal binaries is easier for Dick 
but removes the download-only-what-you-need option.

What is the community's opinion?


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