[texworks] Please test the new macOS build

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Tue May 4 07:09:47 CEST 2021

Dear community,

this call goes to all TeXworks users on macOS (everyone else can simple 
ignore it :)).

Recently, it has been brought to my attention that TeXworks did not work 
on macOS 10.14 anymore 
[https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks/issues/934]. Upon investigation, 
it turned out that this was caused by the way the macOS packages were 
built. As a result, I had to quite drastically change the macOS build 
process. I hope that everything is as good as before now (or even 
better), but not being a Mac user myself it is hard to tell if I missed 
anything. Therefore, I would appreciate it very much if people who are 
regular Mac users could test the new package and report if there are any 
issues I might have missed or not.

The latest development version can be found at 
https://texworks.jfrog.io/artifactory/macos-latest/0.7.0/ (dated May 
3rd, 2021 or later).

Some things I can think of that should be tested:
* Does it work on all officially supported macOS versions (10.14 Mojave, 
10.15 Catalina, 11.0 Big Sur)?
* Are fonts in PDFs displayed correctly?
* Does 
display correctly? 
shows how it should roughly look like)
* Does 
display correctly? 
shows how it should roughly look like)
* Does the support for non-English text/non-latin fonts work correctly?
* Are images in PDFs displayed correctly? (especially "weird image 
formats", images with masks, images with peculiar color spaces and/or 
color profiles, ...; but of course also the "average jpeg")
* Does TeX and related programs work as expected?
* In particular, does the font support of XeTeX/XeLaTeX work as expected?
* Anything else you can think of that is important for your work with 

As you might have guessed from the list above, the my worries are less 
about the internals/functions of TeXworks itself, but rather about how 
it interacts with other programs (such as TeX) and/or libraries (e.g., 
for PDF rendering).

Thanks in advance,

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