[XeTeX] Personal opinion to mactex2009

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 15 15:57:55 CEST 2009

On 15 Jul 2009, at 14:32, Joseph Wright wrote:

> William Adams wrote:
>>> Does anyone else think so?
>> I expressed similar concerns back when it was first announced (I  
>> wanted
>> a direct port of TeXShop using gnustep).
>> That said, as an _option_ for people who want to be on the cutting  
>> edge
>> or wish to be cross-platform compatible, I can certainly understand  
>> the
>> attraction.
>> TeXShop is still the default, right?
>> William
> For those of us not using Macs, what are the "failing" of TeXworks
> compared with TeXshop?  I don't have any major problems, so I'd be
> interested to see what others feel is important.

Well, I can think of a few :) but I'll keep quiet so as not to plant  

FWIW, I'd agree that TeXworks is nowhere near as mature and polished  
as TeXShop; that's hardly surprising if you consider that TS has been  
around -- and undergoing refinement -- for close to a decade, I think,  
whereas TW was first conceived in late 2007.

Note that TW is not aiming to compete with TS on the Mac; its primary  
purpose is to offer a reasonably "TeXShop-like" experience on non-Mac  

BTW, if people want to continue this discussion, it would be better  
done on the TeXworks list, IMO. Or on the MacTeX list, if it's  
specifically about what gets included with MacTeX. But it's clearly  
off-topic for the XeTeX list.


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