[TxMt] Re: synctex support in LaTeX bundle

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 12:32:11 UTC 2008

You beat me to it Brad! Nice work. Seems to work over here, on a  
quick inspection. One thought though. If synctex is like pdfsync,  
then the specials it includes in the pdf might occasionally cause  
changes in the layout, so it would be nice if one is given the option  
in the LaTeX preferences of not using synctex. This should default to  
"synctex if texlive2008, or pdfsync when included", with the option  
of disabling it, corresponding to "no syncing". So perhaps an option  
saying "Allow synchronization when possible", checked by default, and  
the tooltip giving details.

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

On Aug 10, 2008, at 6:55 PM, Brad Miller wrote:

> I've just committed a change to the LaTeX bundle in the subversion  
> repository to add support for synctex.  If your typesetting engine  
> supports the -synctex=# option then it will be used.
> syncing still works with pdfsync if you don't have the synctex option.
> If you can try it out please do and let me know if you have any  
> problems.
> Thanks,
> Brad
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> On 09/08/2008, at 1:07 AM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
> I've been subscribed to the mactex mailing list for a while now, but
> I must be missing something. How do I get this beta?
> Are you sure you're not subscribed to the "TeX on Mac OS X" mailing  
> list, or whatever it's called? :) I looked for something like your  
> email in the subscribers list and didn't see anything similar.
> The MacTeX list is very low traffic and deals primary with new  
> versions of TeX software that need testing or whatever.
> And is it in the
> standard format where a preference pane can be used to switch back
> and forth between different distributions?
> Yep.
> Now, apart from that, am I correct that all textmate would need to do
> once it detects the presence of synctex, is to signal to the viewer
> in the exact same way that it did for pdfsync?
> I haven't looked into the details but I'm pretty sure the syntax  
> would be similar if not identical. One minor change is that the  
> sync file is now gz-compressed to save some bytes. Otherwise, I  
> suspect there might be other minimal changes resulting from the  
> fact that the engine itself is generating this data rather than  
> LaTeX macros.
> Hope this helps,
> Will

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