[OS X TeX] XQuartz 2.7.7 and Inkscape and TeXShop
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 31 08:12:31 EST 2015
> On Jan 30, 2015, at 11:23 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Today I received a message that a new version of Inkscape is available for download. In the past I have used Inkscape to prepare drawings that will be used in .tex documents. So I downloaded the rascal, but before it would permit that there was a complaint that some process requested that I make XQuartz available. So I downloaded XQuartz, the version being 2.7.7, if that is relevant.
> However, the Inkscape dialogue warns that before the `new’ Inkscape can be opened I have to log out and then back in!!!! The Inkscape message goes like
> Preparation and running Inkscape
> 1. Download and install XQuartz from xquartz.macosforge.org. Specific instructions on installing XQuartz and support are found at the XQuartz web site. Note: Inkscape runs on XQuartz. This step and the next are required.
> 2. Restart the computer or log out and back in to complete the XQuartz installation.
> 3. Add Inkscape to your Applications folder.
> 4. Run Inkscape. A prompt will ask about the location of X11/XQuartz. Point to XQuartz in your 'Applications > Utilities' directory. Note: This first launch of Inkscape can take a while because it will cache fonts installed on your system.
> 5. Configure X11's input and pasteboard settings in X11 > Preferences:
> I have NOT gone through steps 2, 3, 4, and 5 because I’m concerned about whether such changes will affect TeX, LaTeX, and TeXShop. So I’m asking for information here because there is no way that I want to screw up TeX and company.
> So . . . are there any precautions to be made with respect to this XQuartz stuff?
> I’m using Mavericks 10.9.5, TexShop 3.50, and X11 must be around somewhere because the `old’ version of Inkscape uses it.
> don green dragon
> fergdc at shaw.ca
There should be no problem with TeX.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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