[OS X TeX] Flashmode 1.1.1
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Dec 12 13:56:48 EST 2004
A new application 'Flashmode-Scripts' has been added to the
distribution, that will display all Flashmode scripts as well as most
scripts in TeX-Scripts-BBEdit, so that the scripts can be run by the
push of a button.
On Dec 12, 2004, at 13:53, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> Flashmode 1.1.1 is out. It can be downloaded from
> Version 1.1.1:
> - All Flashmode applications and the support files are contained in a
> folder 'Flashmode' that has to be installed in '~/Library'.
> - There are five Flashmode applications, Flashmode-one to -four, and
> Flashmode-alt. They now configured as plain applications not as
> applications bundles. They are contained in Flashmode/Applications and
> I would recommend to leave them there, installing their icons in the
> Dock; but of course they could be installed anywhere.
> - The binaries, 'flashmode-one', etc., are stored in Flashmode/bin;
> the settings files, where the resp. interval length is defined, are in
> - The folder Applescripts contains some useful scripts 'pdflatexc',
> 'sync', and an addition a script for making the files and applications
> in 'bin' resp. 'Applications' executable, should this ever be
> - Each Flashmode applications should be started manually and they
> could also be quitted manually, though issuing the 'quit' command via
> the Applescript 'flashmode-quit' is the preferred way, since one might
> not know which application is controlling a particular document,
> 'flashmode-quit' does.
> - When a Flashmode application starts, it first checks, if the
> document is already controlled by another copy, if so, it will beep
> and quit, otherwise, it will save a protocol file, a
> 'basename.flashmode' file in the directory of the tex document, which
> contains the copy's name. In the unlikely event that Flashmode will
> hang, one may not know which copy is involved, but one will certainly
> know which document is affected. After reading its protocol file one
> can kill the specific Flashmode copy with the help of the Activity
> When Flashmode quits, it will remove the protocol file;
> 'flashmode-quit' will do it as well.
> - The 'quit' commands via Applescript are piped to five small
> applications 'flashmode-one-quit-trigger', etc.. In case you move the
> Flashmode applications to a different folder it might happen that the
> OS doesn't know where the targets of the triggers are located and it
> will offer a dialogue browser. If anything fails you could use the
> corresponding scripts, located in 'Scripts', and save them again as
> run applications in /Flashmode/Applications.
> - Flashmode now first typesets each controlled document at start up to
> ensure that a pdf file exists.
> - There are no debugging copies anymore.
> - The Applescripts have been slightly rewritten and some have been
> - It is recommended to remove the old Flashmode copies completely from
> your hard disk before working with the new ones.
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