[OS X TeX] process to add a new GUI application to the MacTex distribution

Renaud Blanch rndblnch at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 09:14:43 CEST 2016

Le 7 oct. 2016 à 21:00, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu a écrit :

> Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 10:04:20 -0500
> From: Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] process to add a new GUI application to the MacTex distribution
>> On Oct 7, 2016, at 9:47 AM, Renaud Blanch <rndblnch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hello,
>> i have been developing in the past few years an application that is usefull to people preparing their slides using beamer : it gives the presenter a view '? la keynote' with the current and next slides, her/his notes, a timer, etc.
>> you can find a complete description of Pr?sentation.app here :
>> http://iihm.imag.fr/blanch/software/osx-presentation/
>> i was told by some of my users that it would be great if the application was included in the mactex distribution, as are for example texshop or bibdesk.
>> i would like to know if there is a policy that rules which GUI applications are distributed in mactex, and if there is a procedure to submit an application for inclusion in the distribution.
>> kind regards,
>> renaud
> Howdy,
> Have folks been using this tool? It sounds interesting. I'd appreciate any comments. I would consider including this application for inclusion in MacTeXtras if not MacTeX directly. If not for this year for 2017.

I have no precise statistics about the usage.
I have just released a version that fixes a forward compatibility issue with pdf handling on mac os x 10.12 (sierra), and it has been downloaded 34 times in the past week.
I regularly get feature requests, bug reports, and even pull requests :
In fact it started with a script for my own use, and then some colleague noticed my app and asked if they could get it.
Now i regularly get emails from people I don't know (~once a week) just saying thank you for the app.
Would it help if I can gather some statistics or feedback from users?



> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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