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

Jjgod Jiang gzjjgod at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 20:03:11 CEST 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2011-04-27 19:23, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Apr 27, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Stefan Löffler wrote
>>> 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.
>> Howdy,
>> Sorry, it's (1) with ``Version 0.5 r.756 (personal)'' that I downloaded a while ago.
> OK. I just checked the source code again - it's (a little) more
> sophisticated than I remembered. Indeed, if you have only the built-in
> QtScript support, but no other plugins (lua, python), then this setting
> is disabled, as it makes no sense. Besides, it could be potentially
> dangerous if the user could change the setting without having any means
> of checking the result (and, as a result, possibly forgetting over time
> about the changes).
> Anyway, I'm pretty sure now that the above-mentioned build simply
> doesn't provide the lua and python plugins, and that that is the reason
> the option is disabled.

Exactly, I will compile the plugins and provide a new package soon.

- Jiang

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