[OS X TeX] tex files and mdimport
gall at spookyhill.net
Thu Nov 17 16:33:37 EST 2005
On 17-Nov-05, at 12:10 PM, Adam Maxwell wrote:
> On Thursday, November 17, 2005, at 10:25AM, Norm Gall
> <gall at spookyhill.net> wrote:
>> On 17-Nov-05, at 9:47 AM, Richard Koch wrote:
>>> I'm hoping that Adam Maxwell or someone else will take the lead on
>>> one and produce an importer that we all endorse.
>>> When that happens (or at least when the project is truly underway)
>>> happily revise TeXShop to support it. Adam wrote me explaining
>>> what I'd need to do to make TeXShop work with his importer.
>>> I don't want to do that until it is clear that most of the front end
>>> makers support the same importer.
>> I don't know what Adam said to you, but if the importer has the right
>> info in it, (AFAIK) TeXShop will not have to be modified at all.
> It was something I wrote to the list, I think. TeXShop/iTeXMac/etc
> should declare that they edit whatever UTI the importer imports;
> tug.org.latex would be nice, but if we can tie it to the
> mactextoolbox, that's probably sufficient. It's just a matter of
> editing the Info.plist for the front ends, then.
That's my understanding as well.
>> All files with a .tex extension will be imported.
>> My LaTeX importer provides this information:
> Looks like your importer would be fine for this.
>> I think that this does the job nicely.
>>> The key goal: one importer for tex.
>> Agreed. All we need is a stable UTI.
> Also, I'd request that you make the importer source available (I
> couldn't find it last I checked); my preference is for drag-and-
> drop install, as well, although I suppose that's debatable.
Not at all. It's a single file; that's what drag-and-drop is all
When we sort out the UTI, I'll whip it up.
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