+ Improved paragraph selection and reformatting. + When building from template, the project file now gets the project name set by the user + Tab will complete commands now, as well as enter + Added UpTeX engine + Various bug fixes. Download Changelog
Beta 53 (17th September 2012)
A nasty bug got left in beta 52 due to some testing. Sorry about that. Download Changelog
Beta 52 (16th September 2012)
Numerous small bug fixes and one minor new feature: you can now specify live update to happen some number of seconds since the last edit. Download Changelog
Beta 51 (28th August 2012)
This is a bug fix release which fixes a few issues that appeared during the conversion to the new memory management system. Download Changelog
Beta 50 (12th August 2012)
This release drops support for 32-bit machines. As such it uses the new Objective-C memory management system (ARC) which should provide significant stability improvement in the long run. This version includes a number of bug fixes and improvements.
This is intended to be the last beta release of version 2.0.
NOTE: If you are using TeXnicle on a 32-bit machine, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. The current intention is to drop support for 32-bit machines in the next release!
This release contains various minor bug fixes and optimisations.
Some changes of note
The Spelling navigator no longer shows the possible corrections in the table. It turns out that gathering the possible corrections for all misspelled words is very computationally expensive for any reasonable sized documents. The corrections are just presented now on demand.
Added the ability to set your own colors for the document outline view.
Beta 47 (21st July 2012) This will be the last beta release with feature changes. The plan is for one (or possibly two) more beta release focusing on any reported bugs before releasing the final version of TeXnicle 2.0. Further change requests will be looked at in the development of version 2.1.
A Significant amount of behind-the-scenes changes have taken place in this release, so it is recommended that you have a good backup of any files (including TeXnicle's preferences file found under ~/Library/Preferences/com.bobsoft.TeXnicle.plist) before using this version. No problems are expected, but you never know.
Focus Area: Spell Checking
TeXnicle has two new features associated with spell checking.
The first is that the dictionary language can be specified for individual documents or projects. This is done on the project/document settings tab.
The second is a project-wide spelling list which appears as a new navigation pane on projects. This shows a list of project files and misspelled words within them.
You can correct words directly from the spelling pane using the "Correct" action button, or using the context menu of the listed words. You can also jump to the misspelled word in the editor by double clicking on the word in the list or by clicking the "Reveal" button.
Files are checked every 5s, but only if there have been changes since the last check. You can force a full check of all files by clicking the "Force Check" button.
The spell checking is only done for file types which are listed in the "File Types" preference pane and which have Spell Check selected.
It is recommended to install CocoaASpell from http://cocoaspell.leuski.net/. This provides system-wide dictionaries which are TeX aware. The following article is a useful read: http://www.jkwchui.com/2010/03/spellchecking-latex-in-macosx/.
New spelling panel for projects (see release notes).
The spelling dictionary language can now be specified per project or document (see release notes).
It is now possible to control the depth of the outline that's shown in the outline view.
Added a preference to activate/deactivate restoring open tabs in projects.
Added a preference to control the interval between live updates.
Added two new menu items under view to show the integrated console and pdf viewer should they be collapsed.
Added 3 new syntax highlighting elements which 'markup' the text between < >, << >>, or <<< >>>. Useful for marking text that needs to be edited later. These elements are off by default.
A clearer distinction is now made between 'project folders' (which exist on disk) and project groups (which don't exist on disk). Folders are displayed as blue, groups in grey. Folders can not be moved by drag and drop, nor can they be created under groups.
Project searching can now be restricted to case sensitive or whole word searches.
PDF viewer now displays the current page number and total page count.
Bug fix: added a workaround for the bug in 10.7.4 which stops PDFs being displayed properly.
Bug fix: project search results remain valid even after the content of the files changes.
Bug fix: selecting rearranged tabs could result in crashing.
Various bug fixes and optimisations, especially to the underlying project document management.