[OS X TeX] TeXpad (LaTeX iPad editor app) dev's blog post on Mac OS X appstore sandboxing

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Apr 5 13:46:30 CEST 2012

On Apr 4, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Apr 4, 2012, at 1:53 PM, William Adams wrote:
>> There was a recent post on texhax by a gentleman who had put together a BSD-licensed TeX distribution:
>> http://www.kergis.com/en/kertex.html
>> So one could do a TeX editor for the iPad by:
>> - putting kertex inside of it
>> - modifying the TeX editor so that it uses document ``bundles'' (so that one dropped a folder which contains all supporting files for the document)
> So every document (bundle) will need to have all the fonts, packages, etc., that I can now use over and over again. 

No, things which are not specific to a document could go inside the application bundle.

> I remember there being discussion of bundles and there even was a version of iTeXMac that used bundles but it all dies on the vine as far as I know.

Yeah, there's no ``survival of the fittest'' for software, instead it's the ``survival of the best-marketed / most sold / most downloaded''.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
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