[texworks] Call for Help: Testing

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 14:23:11 CET 2020

Dear testers,

following a discussion of GitHub with xpsair
(https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks/issues/892), I committed a new
change that should hopefully fix pdf rendering on high-dpi screens (such
as Mac Retina displays).

It would be very helpful if people with high-dpi screens could test this
new version and see if any new problems arose from this change. I am
particularly interested in non-Mac users testing this as I have no
direct access to such a display myself.

Some particular things to watch out for:
*) Is the PDF display clearer now?
*) Are there any display artifacts (also try to zoom in and out and to
use the magnifier)
*) Is TeXworks significantly slower after this change? (there of course
is a small performance impact as the PDF has to be rendered at higher
resolution now, but it should not be obviously noticeable)
*) Are the toolbar icons still OK (or are they, e.g., significantly
smaller (by a factor of 2 or so))?

As always, testing binaries are available on
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

Any version dating March 14th or later should include this change, the
first one being revision f0b6a57.

Kind regards,

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