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Re: HOWTO: Run Kile on Windows natively. Works great!

Postby aliner » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:57 pm

frabjous wrote:Excellent. I'm curious whether I can get this in linux. Can you check the version? It doesn't exist in Version 2.0.83, which I have installed, and is the latest in the Ubuntu Karmic repositories. Hopefully the Lucid repos have a newer one.

fellow student wrote:Linux i686
System: Fedora release 12 (Constantine)
KDE: 4.4.2 (KDE 4.4.2)

I guess you ca get t by installing the newest Fedora from official website and KDE 4.4.2. Have not checked that, but does not seem to become a problem.


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Postby meho_r » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:27 pm

Kile was always a great editor, but without inline spellchecking it was somehow crippled. But with this feature, it will really shine :)

@frabjous: if you manage to get it working on Ubuntu, please, let us know :)

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Postby frabjous » Mon May 03, 2010 9:33 pm

meho_r wrote:@frabjous: if you manage to get it working on Ubuntu, please, let us know :)

...should probably start a new thread since this has nothing to do with Windows anymore, but since you asked I just got it working on Kubuntu 10.04 (which I just installed the other day) by buiding Kile 2.1 beta 4 from source.

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Another great thing is that I also got forward/reverse search working using SyncTeX with PDFs in Okular following the advice here, except that the python script given there wasn't working quite right, so I wrote a bash script that does the same.

  1. #!/bin/bash
  2. first=`echo $1 | sed -e 's@file:@@g'`
  3. second=`echo $2 | sed -e 's@\./@@g'`
  4. okular --unique "$first$second" &

(...named and subbed in for in the instructions...)

Pretty cool. This may cause me to abandon TeXworks and go back to Kile!

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Postby frabjous » Fri May 07, 2010 5:14 am

Just to respond to myself above, turns out that you don't need to compile from source. The Lucid repos have 2.1 beta of Kile, and it even comes with a ForwardPDF routine for Okular pre-defined, and there's no need for the script I gave above.

(Actually, the version of Okular in Lucid is awesome and can do SyncTeX with just about any editor. I've got it working with gedit now... but that's definitely a topic for another thread!)

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Postby lews » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:42 pm

Thanks for the great tip! However, I got one problem I could not solve. Kile currently can only compile from the files saved on the C:/Users/my-user-name section. I can save anywhere I want, however if I try to compile using PdfLaTeX it claims the folder is not writable. Using the exe file with administrator rights didn't help as well. Does anyone have a clue where the problem might be? Most probably it is not a bug, but something I am overlooking. Would be great if I could compile from anywhere :lol:

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