[OS X TeX] New Macros, new Engines, new TeXShop versions, and all that

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 17:34:07 CET 2010

On Feb 21, 2010, at 11:18 AM, Richard Koch wrote:

> Folks,
> I have been listening to the discussion about regenerating TeXShop/ 
> Macros for new releases.
> I don't want to reach into users personal Macros (or personal  
> Templates or whatever)
> and add new items. That's because in the reverse situation I don't  
> want anybody mucking with
> my personal stuff.
> However, there is an easy way to improve the upgrade process.
> Each TeXShop upgrade should create a folder, ~/Library/TeXShop/New,  
> containing
> any new macros, engines, bin entries, etc., in that release.  
> Instead of regenerating folders,
> user could just merge a few new entries in them if desired.
> Example 1: Herb supplies a new latexmk regularly. It is stupid to  
> force users to
> regenerate TeXShop/Engines to get the new version, since then they  
> have to merge
> their personal engines back in and rearrange the entire folder, and  
> since in the end
> they need to merge latexmk changes from the Inactive folder anyway.
> Example 2: It is stupid to force users to save their personal  
> macros, restart with the default
> macros, merge their personal macros back in, and rearrange the  
> menu, when they only
> want to add one new macro, and when TeXShop already has the ability  
> to add a new macro
> from a file. Instead they should open the Macro editor, select "Add  
> macros from file...", add
> the new macro, and then drag it to the proper position in the list.
> Next version ...

I would not have said "It is stupid" but "Thinking about the problem,  
it turns out fortunately that it is not really necessary"

Anticipated grateful regards

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