Category Archives: LaTeXila

Re: Consider the maintainer

I’ve read this LWN article: Consider the maintainer. It was a great read, and I want to share my thoughts, from my experience on being a maintainer (or helping the maintenance) of several GNOME modules. GNOME has a lot of … Continue reading

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gspell and LaTeXila – progress report

In September I’ve launched two small fundraisings on gspell and LaTeXila. The two goals are now reached, thanks! I’ve started working on those two projects, here is a progress report. gspell – adding GtkEntry support The basic infrastructure is there, … Continue reading

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gspell and LaTeXila fundraisings – thanks!

The gspell fundraising has reached its initial goal! So thanks a lot for your support! Expect GtkEntry support in the next version of gspell, which is planned for March 2017. I’ve added a second milestone for the gspell fundraising, because … Continue reading

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Two Small Fundraisings – on gspell and LaTeXila

We live in a world where it’s increasingly possible to have a part-time job and being paid for other small tasks on the side; think about Uber or airbnb. I have a half-time job, and I care about Free Software. … Continue reading

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LaTeXila 3.18 + need of a graphics designer for the app icon

LaTeXila 3.18 has been released last week. There are some nice improvements: New buttons in the integrated file browser (in the side panel) to open the current directory in a file manager (e.g. Nautilus) or in the terminal. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Introducing gspell, a new spell checking library

As part of the LaTeXila project and its fundraiser, I’m working on a new spell checking library called gspell. Some background At first I wanted to contribute to GtkSpell so that GtkSpell and GtkSourceView work well together, without a dependency … Continue reading

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Fundraiser campaign for LaTeXila

It was already possible to make a donation for LaTeXila since March 2014. There was just a link on the web site and an entry in the Help menu. But I made almost no advertising for that. Now for the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on live previews in LaTeXila

Several years ago I talked about some principles for the user experience of LaTeXila, a GTK+ LaTeX editor for GNU/Linux. The conclusion: The idea of LaTeXila is to always deal directly with the LaTeX code, while simplifying as most as … Continue reading

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Search and replace behavior for a text editor

The search and replace is one of those features that have a wide variety of different implementations and behaviors across applications. The nice thing with my work I did this summer on GtkSourceView, is that you can build whatever behavior … Continue reading

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My work on GtkSourceView so far

During the GNOME 3.7 development cycle I’ve been busy working on GtkSourceView, a library used by gedit, Anjuta DevStudio, LaTeXila, and other applications. The main change is that the completion system has been revamped, mainly under the hood. Completion: user-visible … Continue reading

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