texwork (was Re: [OS X TeX] synctex)

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Mon Jul 14 19:34:51 EDT 2008

On Jul 14, 2008, at 6:55 PM, Iraj Kalantari wrote:

> On Jul 14, 2008, at 4:46 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> Just to let you know that there is now a pre-pre-pre-release  
>> version :) available from the TeXworks development site (see http://tug.org/texworks 
>>  for links). There are Mac OS X (universal) and W32 binaries for a  
>> current snapshot; for Linux, etc., you'll need to build from source  
>> (but it's easy to do, just get the appropriate development packages  
>> for your distro).
> Can someone explain to the non-pros (if deemed possible), please,  
> where one gets "the appropriate development packages for your  
> distro," and how one uses it to "build from the source"?

Since it does depend on your distro, instructions will vary--I assume  
you are a linux user, since there are binaries available for OSX, as  
it says---but you'll need the various tools listed at


You'll have to find a list somewhere of what packages are installed on  
your machine; look for some listing of developer tools.

The main things to look for seem to be Qt4, poppler, hunspell, and gcc4.

To install these you can follow the links on the page mentioned above.

I don't know if this is suitably non-pro for you, and it doesn't give  
specific steps, but maybe it gets you started.

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