[OS X TeX] Compiling Texniscope from source
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Nov 29 10:03:00 EST 2004
I have written a small shell script dvipdfc, which uses dvips as
engine. I don't know, if dvips can handle pstricks, but if, then this
would be an option. dvipdfc should be ~/Library/TeXShop/bin. Below is
also a copy.
# Convert dvi files to pdf files
# Claus Gerhardt, Dec 2003
set path= ($path /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current
dvips -q -o "$2.ps" -Ppdf "$1.dvi"
ps2pdf14 "$2.ps" "$2.pdf"
rm -f "$2.ps"
On 29.11.2004, at 15:50, Massimiliano Gubinelli wrote:
> 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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