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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] 11.87, some progress, problems with synctex and forwa

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] 11.87, some progress, problems with synctex and forward pdf search
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:40:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

>> Ah, I see.  Ok Mosè, it seems we discussed without coming to some
>> decision back then.  Please go ahead and install you patch so that by
>> default source specials are used when compiling with plain latex to
>> DVI.  (We probably should also document how that can be overridden,
>> cause as said, at least Evince can do forward/backward search with
>> SyncTeX also when compiling to DVI.)
> We could add another possible value for the
> `TeX-source-correlate-method' option: an alist of the kind
>     ((dvi . <source-specials or synctex>)
>      (pdf . <source-specials or synctex>))
> so one can tell AUCTeX to use SyncTeX in PDF mode and source specials
> with DVI output.  This possibility should be documented because most
> users (i.e., all those not using Evince) will want it.  In addition, a
> Lisp hacker is able to set the correlation method depending on the
> chosen viewer (useful when writing multi-system init files).  The
> change to `TeX-source-correlate-determine-method' wouldn't be
> necessary anymore.  What do you think?

That's a good idea.  But what would the value `auto' do then when
compiling to DVI, source-specials or synctex?  I'd probably suggest
source-specials since that's the safe bet for all users that don't use a
pretty recent evince.

> For the record, now I have Evince 3.12 and I can confirm
> SyncTeX-powered forward/inverse search does work also with DVI output
> ;-)


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