[OS X TeX] Hell cools down... (slightly)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jun 22 14:44:17 CEST 2006

Le 22 juin 06 à 14:01, Paul McCann a écrit :

> Given all the talk about Textures here over the years I guess  
> someone should note that there is now an alpha release of the  
> software for OS X. But as the release notes indicate, it really  
> *does* seem to be an alpha release: see
> http://www.bluesky.com/news/220a.html

The new icon is delightful (simple, bare-bones, clean, exactly as I  
like), and it's nice to see the old menus back. And the magnifier  
lens, with unmagnified output shown dimmed in the background, looks  

However, it really seems difficult to use: no VirTeX format which  
means no possibility to compile a new format, and no documentation.  
Drag-and-dropping a file onto the new Textures doesn't open it. A new  
Windows > TeX Metrics window which I suppose provides the  
functionality of the former separate EdMetrics application, or of the  
former File > Show Fonts item, but there's no indication ever of how  
to use it. Edit window without horizontal "slider".

Every time I tried to open one of my former Textures file, a crash  
when attempting to typeset, or open the View window. Only  
TeXRefCard.tex opened successfully so far (but I couldn't switch from  
portrait to landscape, as Page Setup doesn't seem to do anything).  
Possibly a consequence of most of my documents typeset with virtual  


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