[OS X TeX] Remarks about TeX on Leopard

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Nov 3 14:32:30 CET 2007

On Nov 3, 2007, at 8:16 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Nov 2, 2007, at 9:50 PM, Richard Koch wrote:
>> For a long time, users have pointed out that TeXShop leaks memory  
>> when a file is typeset. After typesetting many times, it may be  
>> necessary to quit and restart the program.
>> This leakage is deliberate. When Tiger was introduced, I  
>> discovered that the program became sluggish after typesetting a  
>> large file. Experiments showed that the sluggishness occurred when  
>> the system released the old pdf data from memory. So I added code  
>> which kept the old pdf data rather than disposing it, and the  
>> sluggishness vanished. See
>> 	TeXShop Help --> How do I configure TeXShop --> Hidden Preference  
>> Items
>> for details. TeXShop has a hidden preference to turn this "fix" off:
>> 	defaults write TeXShop ReleaseDocumentClasses 2
>> Recently, a few users reported that this command fixes the memory  
>> leakage without introducing sluggishness on Leopard. Thus I  
>> recommend that users type this command in Terminal (but ONLY if  
>> they are running Leopard!).    Please let me know of any problems  
>> this creates. If the command is issued again with a "1" rather  
>> than a "2", you'll return to the current behavior.
>> Dick Koch
>> koch at math.uoregon.edu
> Howdy,
> I see that my TeXShop.plist file has ReleaseDocumentClasses set to  
> 0 (and don't remember how it got that way... Sigh). Is that  
> meaningful and/or should I change it to 1 (under Tiger)?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)


Should have just looked it up in the Help! Sigh... Sorry for the bother.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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