[OS X TeX] Re: LaTeXit 2.0 unusable

Peter C. Lichtner lichtner at lanl.gov
Tue Nov 10 11:10:47 EST 2009

> On Nov 9, 2009, at 3:47 PM, Erik Jensen wrote:
>> On 2009-11-09, at 1:13 PM, <epicurus at forallx.net> <epicurus at forallx.net>
>> wrote:
>>>>> Just tried out LaTeXiT 2.0.0.  It won't typeset anything, and
>>>>> crashes shortly after a beach ball that occurs shortly after telling
>>>>> it to ``LaTeX it!''.  The Console says it's a segfault.  Anyone else
>>>>> having this problem?
>>>>> 10.5.8 Intel.  Previous version of LaTeXiT worked fine.
>>>> It's working fine here. You might try to remove the preference files,
>>>> fr.chachatelier.pierre.LaTeXiT.plist and fr.club.ktd.LaTeXiT.plist in
>>>> ~/Library/Preferences/ (~ is your HOME folder). You'll have to set up
>>>> any customizations you had before.
>>> Thanks, but that didn't work.  Still the beach ball, still the crash.
>>> What's more, after the crash my font caches seem to be messed up: they
>>> show the same symptoms as came from the infamous "font cache bug".  I
>>> patched the binaries affected by the fontcache bug when the patches
>>> came out.  LaTeXiT is messing with the cache---is that even possible?
>> I found that LaTeXiT 2.0 worked fine on my office computer and MacBook
>> (both running 10.6.1) but crashed as described on my Mac at home running
>> 10.5.6. I rebooted my home Mac on 10.6.1 and it worked fine. I had done
>> the Preferences file removal but that did not help things on the 10.5.6
>> system. i am wondering if there is an issue on pre-Snow Leopard systems.
>> I also see some errors thrown up in the Console in 10.5.6 but had not
>> fully investigated yet so I have not emailed Pierre about it so far.
>> Regards,
>> Erik.
> Howdy,
> Just tried 2.0.0 out on my PowerBook (PPC of course) running 10.5.8 and it
> ran fine. Took a little while but completed.
> What TeX distribution are you using?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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I also find that LaTeXIT 2.0.0 crashes immediately on MacOSX10.5.8. I am
using TeXLive2008.

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