[texworks] Disappearing lines problem

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 15:49:21 CET 2012


On 2012-02-29 15:39, Alain Delmotte wrote:
> Could you provide a protocol for testing?
> Which type of file, length,...

If you mean an example .tex file: one is available (in a .zip) at
Other than that, we haven't been able to determine what really triggers
the issue, unfortunately (length of document, length of individual
lines, complexity of document, ...). It seems somewhat like a race
condition (two parts of the program accessing the same data at (roughly)
the same time, thereby interfering with one another), so it could very
well depend on the computer, the operating system, and/or the current
work load on the processor.

So unfortunately there is no definite recipe to reproduce that bug
(which is why we need as many eyes as possible watching out for the
issue). It will be difficult to prove it's gone for sure, of course, but
if many people (especially those who have encountered the issue before,
but everyone else is welcome to join the watching out, of course) keep
their eyes open and don't find the problem again over a period of - say
- a couple of weeks, I guess we have reason to hope that the issue is
indeed resolved :).

> For the moment I have limited access to internet (more or less once a
> day), so I'll test and reply as soon as possible.

Thanks for your efforts.


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