[OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.10beta10

Adam M. Goldstein amgoldstein at mac.com
Sun Jun 3 23:05:29 EDT 2007

On Jun 3, 2007, at 10:32 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Jun 3, 2007, at 16:41, Roberto Avanzi wrote:
>> On 4 Jun 2007, at 00:42, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>>> The memory leaks seem more serious than Ogrekit bugs or those  
>>> having to do with which window is active (although perhaps the  
>>> latter really is serious---the window is totally unusable?), as  
>>> well as the crashers.
>> Apparently PDFKit is the root of all evil there -- this is
>> not surprising since as a Path Finder beta tester I can assure
>> you we had some rainy days because of PDF.  Currently, only
>> Apple knows how to use it.
> Having used PDFKit, I'd say that it's actually pretty simple,  
> although the Tiger version has some significant limitations,  
> especially if you're working with annotations.  The only crashing  
> bug I know of in PDFKit, though, is related to tooltips (if you  
> reuse a PDFView instance, you need to subclass it and override a  
> private method), and PDFOutline's design is very broken; we worked  
> around these problems in Skim.  An Apple engineer posted on the  
> cocoa-dev mailing list that it's been significantly rewritten and  
> improved for Leopard.
>> And even then, APPLE engineers can
>> produce with apple software files that KILL PDFKit. Look at the
>> The PDF presentation linked at the bottom of the page
>> http://llvm.org/pubs/2007-03-12-BossaLLVMIntro.html
>> and scroll until page 22.  BOOM.
> I don't have any problems viewing that PDF with Preview.app.  What  
> exactly goes "BOOM" for you?

OK---curiosity got the best of me---the pdf at the address above  
brings down Preview, PDFView, and Skim.

I scrolled up and down rapidly by grabbing the scroll bar with the  
mouse until each crashed. Skim lasted the longest, and survived  
without crashing the first time around; Preview only took one or two  
rapid scrolls through the whole document, as did PDFView. But then  
Skim went down too.

I am sending the crash logs to Adam M.

-Adam G.
Dr. Adam M. Goldstein
amgoldstein <at> mac <dot> com

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