[OS X TeX] LatexIt 1.15.0 and MacTex errors

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jul 6 12:35:43 EDT 2008

Jack Stalnaker wrote:
> I wrote to the author as well, and he was quick to reply. He sent me a 
> beta release that corrects the issue.

He actually answered to the list yesterday, as a CC to a message I
received. Since this hasn't shown up on the list yet, I'll forward it
here. The message contains a link to the beta release. For me, the beta
release solves the problem with the shell functions, but it shows a
different bug: On top of every output, it writes a line


in a very small font. Could be a problem with my tex setup, but I doubt
it. Or has "px" become a recognized unit of measure while I didn't look?


Begin forwarded message:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] LatexIt 1.15.0 and MacTex errors
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 11:21:42 +0200
From: Pierre Chatelier <pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr>
To: Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr>
CC: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>


>> Right! So the question is, why LaTeXiT is creating a login or
>> interactive shell> .

My concern with LaTeXiT is to make it work "as if it was launched from
the command line", because most LaTeX users do customize
theire .profile, ~bashrc with variables like TEXINPUTS. And launching
a login shell with some options help me get the environment.

> Can't harm you, you are a tcsh user? Well, try to use latexit ;-)

But 1.15.0 has a bug with shell functions because I have used a stupid
method to analyze the environment.

> Honestly, this is a serious bug in latexit.

Right ! Fortunately I have fixed that in 1.15.1
But I have not released it yet, because I am waiting for the Sparkle
framework update.
You can try a beta, though :

> The problem this tries to solve is classical on MacOSX: How to
> transmit the user shell login environment from a MacOS app started
> via the Finder? Some apps use "/usr/bin/login -fp" to start scripts
> with the right environment.

Interesting; thanks for the tip !


Pierre Chatelier

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