[OS X TeX] Poll: is TeXniscope still useful to you? why?

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Sat Feb 28 18:57:28 CET 2009

I am happily now using Skim to preview dvi files - it uses dvipdfmx as  
well. I wonder whether TeXniscope could do more things than Skim

On 28 Feb 2009, at 11:47, Massimiliano Gubinelli wrote:

> Hi all,
>  since some time I've discontinued the development of TeXniscope.app
> (a simple DVI/PDF viewer). Mayor reason is that the move to TeXLive as
> "official" Mac TeX distribution have broken the embedded instance of
> dvipdfmx.
> Other reason is that I've stopped to fight TeX user-unfriendlyness and
> started to hack TeXmacs (www.texmacs.org) to run natively on MacOSX.
> However from time to time I continue to receive mails from users which
> ask me to fix TeXniscope.
> Since my time is limited I would like to know if the effort will be of
> some value for a reasonable number of people, otherwise I will
> discontinue to support TeXniscope (as far as I understand it is now  
> somewhat
> obsoleted by Skim, but I do not use it so I cannot judge). So I  
> would like
> to know how many of you still use TeXniscope (or would like to do  
> so) on
> 10.5 and why (so that I can concentrate my efforts on the features
> that make it preferable to other viewers).
> Of course if somebody want to take care of the program I happily
> can pass over the maintenance and development.
> Thanks
> Massimiliano Gubinelli
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