[OS X TeX] Re: typesetting script calls and iTeXMac and wrappers
will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Mon Apr 19 05:44:20 EDT 2004
Jérôme Laurens wrote:
> Le 17 avr. 04, à 15:21, William F. Adams a écrit :
>> I was quite disappointed that things didn't work out better w/ the
>> Wrapper bit.
> So was I.
Make that another, but I'm still optimistic for the future.
> IMHO, we need a real TeX Wrapper Structure implemented to start the
> discussion and gather a sufficiently wide audience.
> I will have a very basic one implemented for TUG2004, based on the
> discussion on the TeX Wrapper List.
> Maybe people will be interested and will contribute then to the project.
I plan on becoming more pro-active in the future and working on
something like this would interest me greatly. But I can't guarantee
anything, unfortunately. Depends how my time goes. But that's a very
> The problem of the UI is another question: when the data model is bad,
> the UI cannot be good.
> So, for a good UI, we must start with a good data model.
> Afterwards we will focus on a good and simple UI.
In my head, I can't imagine the UI side of things being that tricky if
you simple mirror the file structure inside the wrapper in a separate
window (like a mini-Finder window). To add content (images, etc) Use an
Import menu command or Drag-and-drop.
The data model is something that I don't really understand. TeX
documents are fairly self-sufficient at the moment as it stands, so I
can't see how much extra information you could cram in there.
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