[texworks] Show warnings and overfill boxes

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 21 15:17:10 CEST 2009

On 21 Oct 2009, at 13:59, Alain Delmotte wrote:

>>>> Running the underlying tex tools with the -file-line-error option  
>>>> would help somewhat, though it would still not be completely  
>>>> foolproof. Perhaps I'll try that once the scripting support is  
>>>> more mature.
>>> Would it be possible to have instructions on how to use, develop,  
>>> implement,... scripts?
>> Eventually..... :)
> Thanks for the help to keep the manual uptodate.
> I give up!

Sorry, Alain! I wasn't meaning to be unhelpful -- of course  
instructions are needed, but I don't have a lot of free time... would  
it be better to not release any experimental code until I've had time  
to write documentation to go with it? Past experience suggests that  
even without documentation, there will be some people interested in  
exploring, so I wanted to make something available for them.

In any case I think it would be premature to try and incorporate  
scripting information into the manual; it's a preliminary, incomplete  
experiment, and anything (or everything) about it might change. I'd  
like to get a few notes on the wiki soon, for people who want to  
experiment with it, but it's better (I think) to wait until we're more  
sure what the eventual feature will look like before writing a proper  
manual section.

The same applies to localizations, BTW: I'd suggest that for the time  
being, translators shouldn't feel that it is necessary to update for  
every change that gets made in the development trunk code. The  
interface is likely to go through numerous revisions before we're  
ready for the next actual release, so translating every new string as  
soon as it appears may result in a large proportion of wasted effort,  
as those strings subsequently get changed or removed. The time to  
update the manual and translations will be once the feature set and  
interface is largely stable for the next release.


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