[texworks] new experimental builds

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 21 02:06:46 CET 2009

On Dec 20, 2009, at 6:34 PM, James Crippen wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 06:42, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 20 Dec 2009, at 16:34, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>>>> It's not *intended* to be SL-only, and it is definitely built as universal. But having updated my development machine to 10.6, using the new compiler and SDK versions, I'm not fully confident of backward compatibility until someone tries it.
>>>  I just tested it on 10.5.6 and it works fine.
>> Thanks, that's encouraging. Anyone out there with Tiger care to try it?
> I don't have Tiger, but 10.5.8 on a MacBook Pro. The experimental
> version works well after setting the path by hand. Interestingly, the
> path /usr/texbin is automatically converted from the symbolic link
> location to the real location, which is
> /usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/universal-darwin on my machine. This is
> probably not what users would normally expect.
> This version still doesn't remember that I hid the toolbars. They
> appear every time I start the app and I still have to hide them
> manually.
> I love the new LaTeX errors tab on the output. This is going to make
> my life *much* easier. But I wonder if it shouldn't be called "LaTeX
> warnings" instead, since most of the entries will normally be nonfatal
> warnings rather than fatal errors. Also, if I choose the errors tab it
> doesn't switch back to Console output when I typeset, which is
> confusing because I can't see that the typeset command started other
> than in my CPU and disk meters. A preference to switch to the LaTeX
> errors tab automatically after running would be nice, and then always
> automatically switch back to Console output when a typeset run occurs.
> Cheers,
> James


I wish I could have put ~ in the path I added for the latexmk engines rather than pointing and getting a full path to ~/Library/TeXworks/bin. Maybe the possibility to enter a path by hand should be added.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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