[OS X TeX] Textures Announcement

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Mar 9 17:00:22 EST 2006

On Mar 9, 2006, at 4:25 PM, Rick Zaccone wrote:

> This item appeared on the Blue Sky news page <http:// 
> www.bluesky.com/news/news_frames.html> today.
> Rick
>> 9 March 2006: Textures® for OS X, Rosetta and Universal
>> We have had the opportunity in recent days to test Textures on the  
>> Intel Macintosh platform. We are pleased to report that Textures  
>> appears to work without problems under Rosetta (i.e., as  
>> interpreted PowerPC code); also, we have successfully compiled and  
>> run Textures as a Universal application with native Intel code.  
>> Although there are still some packaging issues, we believe this to  
>> be the last major hurdle before we can make the first preliminary  
>> version available to Textures owners. (There are minor problems  
>> with the Intel code, so the first version available will be  
>> PowerPC and Rosetta only; the Universal version will follow shortly.)
>> We know that many are interested in the performance of the Intel  
>> platform, so we report these times for native Textures to compile  
>> the 494 pages of The TeXbook: 1.33 seconds (G5 @ 2.0GHz); 1.1  
>> seconds (MacBook Pro @ 1.83GHz).
>> More news soon ...

Surely prompted by recent discussion. :-)

I have been cynical about its release, but those speeds certainly do  
pique my interest, especially if they quickly come out with a  
universal binary version (I am PowerPC no longer...).

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