[texworks] Two problems with TeXworks 0.4.0 on Mac OSX 10.6.7

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Apr 27 19:23:47 CEST 2011

On Apr 27, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2011-04-22 05:26, Vafa Khalighi wrote:
>> I downloaded the latest version from
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/vs9qutjgtwised7/TeXworks.zip but I have two
>> problems:
>>   1. In "Preferences=>Scripts" I can not activate "Enable plug-in
>>      scripting languages".
> By "can not activate", do you mean:
> 1) you can't click the checkbox (e.g., it is disabled, gray, ...)
> 2) you can click the checkbox, but no checkmark appears
> 3) you can check the box, but settings are not retained after closing
> the preferences dialog / the application
> 4) everything of the above works as expected, but the setting doesn't
> seem to have any effect
> 5) something else.
> I would expect nr. 4, in which case I would go on speculating that the
> build you use doesn't have scripting plugins compiled in / doesn't
> provide them. If that is the case, the setting you mention naturally has
> no visible effect. Also note that you need to have lua and/or python
> scripts installed or use "Scripts > Scripting TeXworks > About
> Scripts..." to see any effect.
> Stefan
> PS: "Only if the Ubuntu and Mac versions are build with different
> versions of Qt!"
> Oh, but they are. Ubuntu uses the Linux version, and on the Mac the Mac
> version is used. Most of the code is identical, of course, but some
> parts depend on platform-specific features/code/libraries, so in effect
> they are different (even with the same version number).


Sorry, it's (1) with ``Version 0.5 r.756 (personal)'' that I downloaded a while ago.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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