[OS X TeX] New alpha Textures with support for graphics

André Bellaïche 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  
> do).

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  
> now?).
> 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  
the "Help".

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-

Bye, André

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