TeXworks v0.4.0

Stefan Löffler has posted to the TeXworks mailing list the following:

Windows binaries and a source code bundle have been uploaded to GC, and Ubuntu packages are currently building (see https://launchpad.net/~texworks/+archive/stable/+packages). The web page (http://www.tug.org/texworks/) will be updated soon (just waiting for a routine pull from the GC repository). For a quick overview over the most important changes, please have a look at http://code.google.com/p/texworks/source/browse/tags/release-0.4.0/NEWS

This is very much evolution in TeXworks development: I’ve been using the unstable builds for some time with no serious issues, and doubt that will change much with the release of v0.4.0. I’ve quickly tested the Windows builds, and have also done a quick build on Ubuntu (see the screenshots). You will see that Mac OS X builds are currently missing: getting them working is currently proving to be something of a difficult task. So for the moment, on the Mac you have to stay with older (but quite usable) builds.


10 thoughts on “TeXworks v0.4.0

  1. Mainly ‘evolution’ steps. For example, TeXworks now remembers things like which highlighting style you used for files, has a long ‘recent files’ list and has ‘Save All…’ (useful for bulk search-and-replace!). There has also been a lot of work on scripting. You can get the full story from http://tug.org/texworks/.

  2. What about master files (i.e. write in one file, compile another), this has been asked for by our users? I personally do not use TW, so I haven’t tested.

  3. That’s been available for some time, using a ‘magic’ comment:

    % !TeX root = <some-file>

    (which goes in the subsidiary file). This is the same method as used by TeXshop.

  4. You do not need to build texworks on Ubuntu. To use the development version, simply add “ppa:texworks/ppa” to your Ubuntu repositories.

  5. I’ve always found building TeXworks on Ubuntu to be pretty easy, and I guess that I’m more wary of adding additional repos.

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