[texworks] Please test the new macOS build

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue May 4 10:46:21 CEST 2021

In macOS Catalina 10.15.7, it fails to start with this message:

“TeXworks.app” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be 
verified.  macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.

Duncan Murdoch

On 04/05/2021 1:09 a.m., Stefan Löffler wrote:
> 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
> https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks/raw/master/modules/QtPDF/unit-tests/base14-fonts.pdf
> display correctly?
> (https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks/blob/master/modules/QtPDF/unit-tests/base14-fonts-1.png
> shows how it should roughly look like)
> * Does
> https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks/raw/master/modules/QtPDF/unit-tests/poppler-data.pdf
> display correctly?
> (https://github.com/TeXworks/texworks/blob/master/modules/QtPDF/unit-tests/poppler-data-1.png
> 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
> TeXworks
> 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,
> Stefan

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