[OS X TeX] Flashmode 1.1.1
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Dec 12 14:47:38 EST 2004
In case you miss a button for a particular script you may tell me.
Unfortunately, I don't know (yet) how to design the interface of
'Flashmode-Scripts' so that user definable scripts could be added, but
there might be someone knowledgable listening.
On Dec 12, 2004, at 20:37, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> I added buttons for the five Flashmode applications to the panel. If
> you don't see the buttons for 'Flashmode-one' to 'Flashmode-alt' just
> update. Sorry for the inconvience, I hope you don't mind.
> On Dec 12, 2004, at 19:56, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> 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 Flashmode/Preferences.
>>> - 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 necessary.
>>> - 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 Monitor.
>>> 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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