[OS X TeX] [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.2

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Dec 30 03:59:04 CET 2008

On Dec 29, 2008, at 9:35 PM, Duke wrote:

> On 12/28/08 12:06 AM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> I've been working on a GUI for tlmgr, and beta testers are welcome  
>> to give it a try.  A few brave souls have already tried it, so at  
>> least parts of it are known to work!
>> Please note the requirements on the home page before download:  Mac  
>> OS X Leopard (specifically 10.5.5 or later) is required.  Likewise  
>> TeX Live 2008 (note that it's only been tested with MacTeX).
>> Project home page:
>> http://code.google.com/p/mactlmgr/
>> Bug reports:
>> http://code.google.com/p/mactlmgr/issues/list
> I just installed TeX Live Utility newest version, and tried it.  
> Everything went just fine. My system is MBP 10.5.6 with MacTex 2008.  
> Thanks so much for a nice GUI.


> One tiny problem when I tried Manage packages mode. When scrolling  
> the package list, it is like scrolling a HUGE image file - very slow  
> and retarded scrolling. I know, there are a lot of package to show,  
> but I did not expect that slow.

I noticed that on my G5 at work, as well, and I've disabled the  
animated transition between tabs to work around it.  Sorry about that;  
performance problems are major bugs, in my opinion :).

Let me know if the problem occurs in the next version (will be out in  
the next few days at latest).


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