[OS X TeX] Experience with TeXnicle?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 28 19:39:02 EST 2012

On Jan 28, 2012, at 6:23 PM, Enrico Franconi wrote:

>>> One thing (of several) that keeps me from trying out Latexian has to do with the processing. It appears that you are restricted to latex (tex->dvi->ps->dpf), pdflatex (tex->pdf) and xetex (tex->xdv->pdf --- intermediate step transparent) with possible runs of bibtex and/or makeindex in between. There is no way to actually create new engines that use latexmk, automate processing of files the use biber rather than bibtex, properly process files which create multiple bibliographies or indexes, etc. That's a real deal breaker for me.
>> latexmk is a must for me.
> True. But - as Steve Jobs taught us - elegance and simplicity don't go along with customisation :-)
> If I were really worried about customisability at the expense of usability, I would have stayed with emacs, which indeed I used for all my latexing until one year ago. Fringe customers don't fit Latexian, I guess... ...


Hmmm... Lion is quite customizable (I wish the choices would stick better), TeXShop is quite configurable but works just fine with its default set up. I see no reason that you can't have both.

As I said, each to his/her own.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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