Current situation of amarok, and of latex tools

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Thu May 14 01:47:30 UTC 2009

2009/5/14 Vincenzo Ciancia <ciancia at>:
> Il giorno gio, 14/05/2009 alle 00.11 +0100, Dmitrijs Ledkovs ha scritto:
>> Lack of Decent Latex Support?????!!!!!!!!
>> I've switched to ubuntu because of it. I was sick of realising that
>> I'm missing this or that latex package. in ubuntu I did default
>> average (a little bit of extra math fonts) and everytime I'm offline I
>> manage to compile anything my collegues give me.
>> About editors have you tried AucTeX with Speedbar and code
>> folding????? It rocks better than anything else.
> I know the power of emacs and use it for many things (btw you should
> also mention preview-latex when advocating it ;) and where did x-symbol
> end?) but when I compile documents it seems a pain to go to the next
> error and similar. I _know_ that I can learn it because I use it for
> coding, but it's not your tipical user interface. Kile is very good in
> covering the needs of ex-texnic-center users and has very comfortable
> facilities (e.g. the completion for user-defined commands and for
> bibliography).

User-defined commands - Tick;
RefTex - bibliography completion - Tick

preview-latex - Why do I need it when I have auto-refresh of Xdvi???? But ok =D

>> Xdvi true is the current way for dvi workflow..... just wait for a
>> SyncTex and everyone will be off to Pdf.
> Synctex changes the pagination of the document AFAIK, and apart from

Wrong =D PdfSync did. Synctex doesn't it's new in TexLive 2008 didn't
land in Debian yet.

Synctex is better and it's becoming standard on linux viewer is
Texmaker on Mac Os X - Skim and there is on for Windows but cant'
remmeber how it's called. All normal editors support synctex already.

> that, my post is about... what to do while we wait! I have NO doubts
> that both okular and evince will one day be perfect for texing. Evince
> is for pdfs right now. Just it still can't reliably print a pdf (since
> years). The patch is in gnome so it will hopefully be in karmic BTW.

How long have you waited for XP? And how long have you waited for Xp
to get good??? I think Ubuntu/Debian and Foss are much better on the
timescales =DDDDD

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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