[texworks] Call for Help: Mac builds

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Sat Feb 5 10:28:44 CET 2011

Le 5 févr. 2011 à 09:52, Joseph Wright a écrit :

> On 05/02/2011 08:46, Stefan Löffler wrote:
>> as most Mac users of Tw have probably noticed, there haven't been any
>> updated Mac builds of the 0.3 development series in quite a while. The
>> reasons for that are manifold, but the main reasons are 1) that there
>> exist no simple, complete, and working instructions and 2) I have no Mac
>> myself to provide builds myself.
>> Since this is a community project, I'm asking all of you (Mac users) for
>> help with this. Rest assured that you will not be left alone with any
>> problems that may occur - that's what a community is for, after all.
>> Essentially, there are three things you need to have for such an
>> endeavor to be successful: a Mac, time, and persistence.
>> Programming/Compiling knowledge for the Mac is useful, but not really
>> required.
>> So, if you're willing to help, just reply to this post on the mailing
>> list and we'll get started.
>> -Stefan
>> PS: We've done a similar thing for Windows in the past :).
> I'm perfectly happy to have a go at building TeXworks on the Mac (10.6.x
> at least). I did try a while ago, but in the absence of a decent set of
> instructions got rather stuck. The *nix build instructions didn't really
> work out.
> -- 
> Joseph Wright

The same request (not from Stefan) has been posted 3 days ago on the MacTeX list (the communication medium of the MacTeX Working Group, the group of people responsible for putting together a new MacTeX release each year). Nobody has been willing to take on the task so far. Problem in my case is time. And competence: for example, I don't even know which Qt is required from <http://qt.nokia.com/downloads/downloads#lgpl>: the complete SDK, or the framework alone?

So, your willingness to take on the task is very welcome.

As for instructions, some were posted at


but a few months later they were reported to fail


(look for the "Comment by microlatex, May 31, 2009"). And they relate to a specific version number of Qt, which is no longer current.

Bruno Voisin

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