[OS X TeX] Compiling Texniscope from source
mgubi at mac.com
Mon Nov 29 09:50:26 EST 2004
as others already remarked, TeXniscope is a Cocoa app so the only
chance to make it work under X11 is to use GNUstep (www.gnustep.org).
However it uses the PDF graphic driver which comes with MacOSX (and
which GNUstep doesn't have) so any attempt to port TeXniscope to the
X11 world would require to rewrite completely the graphic layer. I do
not think it would be an easy job.
To compile TeXniscope you need to open TeXniscope.xcode inside
In any case I really do not understand why you need to run TeXniscope
under X11. Just open the X11 server in the Acqua GUI and use you
preferred X11 app... (or maybe I miss something...)
As to the embedded-PS compatibility any user should be aware that
TeXniscope handle DVI trough dvipdfm(x) (and usually not dvipdf which
is really different program). dvipdfm(x) has some PS capabilities but,
as some of you became aware, cannot handle e.g. pstricks.
For the moment I'm unable to provide patches to improve the
compatibility (esp. with respect to what xdvi can do) but it seems to
me not infeasible in the (not so near) future.
On 28 Nov 2004, at 20:01, Frederick Hoyt wrote:
> I have been very impressed with Texniscope in the short time I have
> experimented with it, and would like to add my praise to what others
> have said about it.
> However, I generally prefer working in X11 when I'm latex-ing, so I'm
> wondering if it might be possible to compile Texniscope to work in X11
> (I'm sure some people might not agree with this preference, but for
> better or worse, I do prefer X11).
> I downloaded the Texniscope source distribution, but did not find an
> Install or Make file there. Could someone advise me as whether it is
> (a) possible to compile Texniscope for X11, and if so, (b) how?
> Thank you,
> Fred Hoyt
> "Hell is other people at breakfast." - Sartre
> Frederick M. Hoyt
> Linguistics Department
> University of Texas at Austin
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