[texworks] Call for help: Testing

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 19:23:51 CET 2019

Dear TeXworks users,

a new minor release (0.6.3) is around the corner, which will hopefully
make it into TeXLive 2019. To get ready for that, I ask you to test the
latest version of TeXworks. It is available at the following locations:
Mac OS X: https://bintray.com/texworks/OSX-latest/TeXworks-for-Mac%3Alatest
Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~texworks/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Source code: https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks

The Windows and Mac builds come with the latest versions of libraries
(Qt, poppler, etc.). On the TeXworks side of things, the most noteworthy
changes to check are:
* fixes for several bugs
* a new "fine-grain" synchronization (i.e., using text comparison to
synchronize not only lines but words or even single characters). Note
that the used algorithm is known to have a hard time if you have many
TeX commands on one source line
* unique labels in File > Open Recent (having files a/test.tex and
b/test.tex should be marked as such, rather than both being called test.tex)
* a new Edit > "Insert Citation" dialog with BiBTeX support. To make it
work, specify all .bib-files in a "%!TEX
bibfile=file1.bib,file2.bib,..." modline
* a new "Fit to content width" zoom option in the PDF previewer that
estimates the actual content on a page (excluding margins) and zooms to that
* the ability to select text in a pdf
* PDF file size and paper size are now reported in the "Metadata" info panel

Note that the latest version should be quite stable (obviously), but of
course there are no guarantees (that's what this testing call is for).
So if you are in the middle of a very important project, it might be
advisable to stick to whichever version has already proven to work for
you in the past.

All the best,

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