[OS X TeX] broken tex distribution
fgrasser at gmx.net
Sat Aug 15 14:07:27 EDT 2009
Many thanks for your detailed answer -- and of course for all the
incredible work you are putting into TeXShop.
On 14.08.2009, at 20:31, Richard Koch wrote:
> I added a line of code in TeXShop to protect against out of bound
> errors for DefaultScript.
> On Aug 14, 2009, at 10:56 AM, Felix Grasser wrote:
>> Hello Everybody,
>> My old TeXShop.plist preferences file contained a value of 1 for
>> the "DefaultScript" key. ... Changing that value from 1 to 100 (as
>> it would be in a preferences file auto-generated by TeXShop 2.28)
>> has cured both the error and the strange selection state of the
>> Typeset menu.
>> 1) What is the significance of a value of 1 or 100 for the
>> "DefaultScript" key?
> This preference should have values 100 = PdfTeX, 101 = TeX + DVI, or
> 102 = Personal Script. When setting it using the Preference Panel,
> the value is picked up from a tag on a button. It is possible that
> this tag was incorrectly set in a past version of TeXShop (and if
> so, probably in one of the localized nibs)
>> 2) Still with a value of 1, why is the error not thrown when a "% !
>> TEX TS-program = pdflatex" comment is present in the source file
>> but is thrown when a "% !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk" or no "% !TEX
>> TS-program = xxx" comment is present in the source file.
> This question is less interesting than it appears(!). It's a matter
> of tracing through the code which selects the typesetting engine,
> and watching what happens when an unexpected value of DefaultScript
> is used.
>> 3) What might be the difference between the auto-generated ~/
>> Library/TeXShop/ folder and my version? The auto-generated version
>> throws an error with a plist file containing "DefaultScript" = 1
>> while my old version does not.
> I have no idea.
> Dick Koch
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