[OS X TeX] New alpha Textures with support for graphics
abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Thu Jul 13 19:49:57 EDT 2006
Le 13 juil. 06 à 19:49, Gary L.Gray a écrit :
> And before you all get too worked up about how great Textures was/
> is, let's look at some of the advantages of TeXShop over Textures,
> which, off the top of my head, are:
> Textures was never as compatible with the rest of the TeX world as
> gwTeX is and it took forever to update their underlying engine when
> updates to LaTeX were released (and it wasn't easy for the user to
I know. This gave me some headaches. But now, with OS X, it is the
Macintosh that has become compatible with the rest of the world.
> Textures never included syntax coloring (does it finally have it
> Textures didn't have all the cool time-saving stuff that TeXShop
> has like autocompletion and great macros.
I thought autocompletion was a Unix stuff. I have seen Unix people
who were autocompletion virtuosos. By the way, I did not know that
Texshop has autocompletion : now you tell me, I can see it is
mentioned in the "Help". But as I needed no help about it, I never
looked for it in the help. A (pdf) booklet you can read the first day
you are using Texshop would be more adapted to learning Texshop than
Can you tell me more about these great new macros ?
> After Becky Kaluza left Blue Sky, their support went to hell. I was
> never able to get good support after she left.
I never used their support.
> I guess I am surprised that everyone is so excited about Textures
> after Blue Sky completely abandoned the Mac TeX community for all
> those years after OS X was released. If I remember correctly, they
> put a lot of their development efforts into some sort of plug-in
> for Quark Xpress and there were even rumors they were developing a
> version of Textures for Windows (I don't know if those rumors were
> ever confirmed).
I am not excited about Textures at all, but every day I have to help
angry Texshop users to solve their problems, and as you can see, I
cannot give them much help.
> That's it -- I have other stuff to do.
> -- Gary-
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