[texshop] Experimental 4.25

Justin C. Walker justin at me.com
Fri Feb 15 06:50:57 CET 2019

> On Feb 14, 2019, at 14:20 , Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Folks,
> About a week ago, I announced an experimental version 4.25 for people using an external editor:
> 	http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop425.zip
> This version has been replaced by another experimental version 4.25. It has the same external editor code.
> But in addition, this version fixes a very important memory leak. On my machine, TeXShop claimed an additional 20 MB each type a document was typeset, and never gave it back. This could be the cause of the mysterious bug causing the console to suddenly stop reporting anything, sometimes because TeX stopped typesetting. 
> I'd appreciate users downloaing and testing this. If you do not use an external editor, then the only thing changed is the "Flash Fix" code. Full details are in the Changes document in the TeXShop Help Menu.

Although I don’t typically use an external editor, I did download 4.25 (first version) and have been using it w/o problems.

When I received your update message (today), I checked memory usage with Activity Monitor.

When I started the monitor, it showed 809MB in use by TeXShop.  When I switched (from Activity Monitor to TeXShop) the usage jumped to 916MB.  I suppose this was to populate the previously hidden windows.

In any case, I downloaded the new 4.25, and restarted (first quitting and renaming the previous TeXShop version).

When TeXShop was up, Activity Monitor showed 1.8GB memory (same files open).

Not sure I understand this, but perhaps it means something to those tracking this.



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