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

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Sun Feb 21 17:25:16 CET 2010

Thanks very much, Dick. 

I have typed hundreds of thousands of words with TeXShop, and enjoyed the process. Any time you're
in Chicago and I can buy you pizza and a beer, you know where to find me!

Best wishes,
David Derbes
U of Chicago Laboratory Schools

On Feb 21, 2010, at 10:18 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 ...
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