[texworks] MocOS Yosemite issues

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jan 4 20:06:49 CET 2015

> On Dec 31, 2014, at 8:27 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 31, 2014, at 8:11 AM, Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> As I'm sure some people on the list know, Apple in their wisdom have
>> altered how the environment is passed to programs in Yosemite. For
>> TeXworks, this means that any multi-part processes fail, for example
>> XeTeX/XeLaTeX, ConTeXt, Arara, etc., unless TeXworks is launched from
>> the Terminal.
>>> From discussion on the MacTeX list, it seems TeXShop doesn't suffer from
>> these issues as it obtains the environment in some different
>> (Apple-sanctioned?) way, while a fix has been posted for LyX to deal
>> with the issue. Is there any chance of similar attention for TeXworks:
>> it's currently a bit of a pain having to remember to 'work around' this.
>> --
>> Joseph Wright
> Howdy,
> I assume that Lyx uses Qt for it's interface to the OS. If so, wouldn't the same `fix' work for TeXworks? I just throwing the idea in the wind and have no idea what how all this magic works.
> You might also try to get in touch with Adam Maxwell who ran into the problem with TeX Live Utility, a front end for tlmgr in OS X, and, I believe, which is now using the method used by TeXShop to pass the environment.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


I just (re)found a link that Adam Maxwell sent to me with his explanation as placed on StackExchange; <http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208181/why-did-my-tex-related-gui-program-stop-working-in-mac-os-x-yosemite>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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