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Izmi
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Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:52 pm

First of all, let me say: Thank you! TXC is great. I was very excited to see when I saw version 2.0 announced!

- Generally it works well.
- Look and feel is nice.
- Unicode support works nicely. Yeah! But maybe you could also offer a "change coding option" (as in Notepad++) and offer an option to save documents as UTF8 without BOM.
- No XeLaTeX profile for MikTeX.
- Font default to Lucida Console if available? - Huge readibility improvement!
- Have csquotes-package supported by default (should be very simple to add: left: "\enquote{", right: "}".)
- Toolbar for math symbols does not work (click on "equality" relation => nothing happens, tooltip is wrong as also in other cases)
- "Replace all" does not work
- Search/Search and replace cannot wrap around (if the end of the document is reached, it does not start at the start of the document again)
- If one does a search for a string and the compilation messages pane is shown, then then the hits of the search are not shown since compilation messages pane is covering the area.

...That's it for the moment. Keep up the good work!

I've tried it on Vista 32 and Win 7 64.

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Sergiu
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Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Sergiu » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:44 am

Izmi wrote:Unicode support works nicely. Yeah! But maybe you could also offer a "change coding option" (as in Notepad++) and offer an option to save documents as UTF8 without BOM.


Already implemented: Use File, Save As...
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Izmi
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Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:43 am

Sergiu wrote:
Izmi wrote:Unicode support works nicely. Yeah! But maybe you could also offer a "change coding option" (as in Notepad++) and offer an option to save documents as UTF8 without BOM.


Already implemented: Use File, Save As...


Hi Sergiu,

Thank you for your reply. I was unclear. What I meant was: Consider to have an option to set a *default* for file encoding.

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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Sergiu » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:26 pm

This option is already planned, so stay tuned.
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Izmi
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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:23 pm

Great! Another observation:
- Compilation seems to be slowed down by showing the log messages. It seems that compilation is faster if the TXC window is minimized. Maybe one could make the rendering of the log messages asynchronous?

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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Sergiu » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:32 pm

I pretty much doubt that the compilation process is noticeably faster when the main window is minimized in contrast to when it's not. The log is still being parsed in background and the views are filled with the resulting information. Most likely it's the reading speed of your HDD that slows down the compilation since the compiler has to load all the packages at the beginning. After that it runs just faster.
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Izmi
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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:46 pm

You're likely right; so far I have no reproducible test case. Another issue I ran into two or three times is the following:

If multiple instances of TXC are open, then - sometimes - one instance gets into a defunct state: Only the top left part of the title bar of the program window is painted. The rest of the window is not visible. Also minimizing and restoring it does not help. I can still close the application and if there are file changes, then TXC asks me whether I want to save them. So, the application is still reacting.

Is this issue known? - It happens under Win 7 x64.

Izmi
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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:16 am

Another small issue:

During compilation (command "Ausgabe erstellen", F7) when the "Erstellung" window is hidden, the toolbars flicker as if they were updated very often.

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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:25 am

Possible issue:

If TeX-document is in UTF-8 with BOM, it seems that linebreaks are not always consistent. Why I think that: Subversion gives me from time to time the following error when committing:

svn: Inconsistent line ending style.

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Re: Feedback for and bugs in TXC 2.0 Alpha 1 (build 1012)

Postby Izmi » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:09 am

I still have the issue with the "inconsistent line ending style". Could it be related to "Copy and Paste" across different applications (Notepad++, notepad, Word 2007, OneNote)?


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