[OS X TeX] FYI: Fwd: AlphaX 8.2 - Final Release !!!

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Mar 29 13:52:08 CEST 2012

On Mar 29, 2012, at 3:49 AM, Martin Wilhelm Leidig wrote:

> FYI:
> Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:
>> Von: Bernard Desgraupes <bdesgraupes at orange.fr>
>> Datum: Dienstag, 27. März 2012 19:26:12 MESZ
>> An: AlphaUsers-list alphatcl-users <alphatcl-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
>> Kopie: AlphaDev-list List <alphatcl-developers at lists.sourceforge.net>
>> Betreff: AlphaX 8.2 - Final Release !!!
>> The Alpha Cabal is pleased to announce the final release of version 8.2 of the AlphaX text editor for Mac OS X.
>> This is the culmination of a very long development cycle during which AlphaX has undergone lots of modifications, improvements and enhancements, in order to take advantage of the Mac OS X system.
>> AlphaX can run on all versions of Mac OS X starting with 10.4 (Tiger) and greater.
>> Download: http://bdesgraupes.pagesperso-orange.fr/Downloads/AlphaX-8.2.dmg
>> More info: http://alphatcl.sourceforge.net/wiki/
>> Multi-purpose programmable text editor, with special dedication to TeX.
>> (Original Alpha for MacOS 6--9 by Pete Keleher, AlphaX by the Alpha Cabal)
>> TeX Mode features
>> -----------------
>> Syntax colouring, macros for all standard latex commands and environments; command and environment completion, \ref and \cite completion, extensive support for manipulating bib files; automatic indentation and comment handling, shortcuts for paragraph and section navigation.
>> Smooth interface to any unix tex installation (including interface to bibtex, makeindex etc.), sporting advanced features such as typeset-selection, typeset-included-file-separately, many options for compile automatisation (based on log-file scanning behind the scenes), and smart error browsing; smooth interaction and synchronisation with capable PDF viewers.
>> General features
>> ----------------
>> Customisable menus and keyboard shortcuts; rectangular copy and paste; extensive search and replace facilities, with advanced regexps, multi-file and batch; powerful filtering and conversion utilities; filesets facilities; navigation via named marks, temporary marks, and point-to-pin; splittable windows; dynamic and detachable menus, contextual menus.
>> Graphical diff interface, including easy merging, compare-selections, word-by-word comparison; integrated Subversion interface; spellchecker integration; built-in Tcl interpreter and command line; mode-specific syntax colouring, completions and electric template insertions for over 50 different modes.
>> Active mailing lists where you often get an answer the same day. Subscribe here:
>> Users list:
>> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alphatcl-users
>> Developers list:
>> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/alphatcl-developers
>> Under the hood
>> --------------
>> Alpha uses Tcl as an extension language, and most of its functionality is implemented in the AlphaTcl library, embedded in the application bundle together with Tcl itself.  This makes it easy to modify and extend Alpha, even at runtime.
>> Alpha profits from many different technologies for interaction with its environment: it runs unix programs like tex and svn as child processes through pipes and sockets, it controls Mac programs like Skim and iTunes via raw Apple events or AppleScript, it has read-write access to the OSX Addressbook database via the Tcladdressbook API, and it can acquire content from the internet (e.g. databases like arXiv and MathSciNet) using HTTP GET or POST and XML parsing.
> -Moss-
> -- 
> -eot-


Could you tell me under what license AlphaX is released? From what I could tell it's either BSD or GNU but I can't tell from the web pages.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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