[Mac OS X TeX] The role of TeXShop

Michael Goldweber mikeyg at cerebro.cs.xu.edu
Tue Jan 15 11:35:19 EST 2002

>At 11:14 AM +0100 1/15/02, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>Using TeXShop as a compiler would make it similar to any other
>>Unix-flavoured TeX implementation, with one program for editing,
>>another for compiling, another for previewing, another for printing.
>>Very un-Mac to me!
>You've evidently never heard of OpenDoc. Small, well designed tools 
>for each task /is/ the Mac way. Monolithic, oppressive, "why in the 
>world would you ever want to leave me?!?" applications are the 
>Microsoft way. The unix way feels gross because you /don't/ have an 
>integrated set of tools, but rather a bunch of unintegrated tools 
>that all happen to have to be used together to get anything done.

Here here to the above!  It is important that developers (in support 
of OpenDoc) see that the users want this style of software 
development - integration.  Keep up the good work.


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