[OS X TeX] TeXShop crashs again

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Nov 14 09:32:16 EST 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 6:12 AM, RA Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Process:         TeXShop [2612]
> Path:            /Applications/TeX/TeXShop.app/Contents/MacOS/TeXShop
> Identifier:      TeXShop
> Version:         2.14-svn (2.14)
> Code Type:       X86 (Native)
> Parent Process:  launchd [2566]

I see you are running Leopard. Have you followed Dick Koch's  
instructions regarding TeXShop under Leopard, that is, have you done:

> For a long time, users have pointed out that TeXShop leaks memory  
> when a file is typeset. After typesetting many times, it may be  
> necessary to quit and restart the program.
> This leakage is deliberate. When Tiger was introduced, I discovered  
> that the program became sluggish after typesetting a large file.  
> Experiments showed that the sluggishness occurred when the system  
> released the old pdf data from memory. So I added code which kept  
> the old pdf data rather than disposing it, and the sluggishness  
> vanished. See
> 	TeXShop Help --> How do I configure TeXShop --> Hidden Preference  
> Items
> for details. TeXShop has a hidden preference to turn this "fix" off:
> 	defaults write TeXShop ReleaseDocumentClasses 2
> Recently, a few users reported that this command fixes the memory  
> leakage without introducing sluggishness on Leopard. Thus I  
> recommend that users type this command in Terminal (but ONLY if they  
> are running Leopard!).    Please let me know of any problems this  
> creates. If the command is issued again with a "1" rather than a  
> "2", you'll return to the current behavior.

Ever since doing this, I haven't had a single TeXShop crash and it no  
longer leaks memory like a sieve.


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