[OS X TeX] FlashMode, Up Close and Personal, TeX plug-in

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Sep 13 07:57:42 EDT 2008

On nowadays powerful machines typesetting is so fast that the  
equivalent of Tom Rokicki's TeX previewer is not necessary.  
Flashmode's default typesetting interval, provided the tex file has  
changed, is 0.001 seconds resulting in an almost simultaneous pdf  
preview of what has been typed in the tex source file in case of a 60  
pages paper - at least on an 8-core Mac Pro.


On Sep 13, 2008, at 2:06, Arthur Ogawa wrote:

> I must applaud the development of FlashMode (I simply loved Textures  
> when I could still use it.)
> Is anyone thinking about how texd might fit into this picture? The  
> TeX Daemon is a really powerful concept.
> One of the great things about Tom Rokicki's TeX previewer for  
> NeXTStep was its ability to give you the preview of a page before  
> TeX had finished typesetting the entire file. Is anyone thinking  
> about how this might be done today?

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