It's already supposed to have that, unfortunately with a typo. I'll
fix that, thanks.
On 5 Jan 2009, at 3:03 PM, Joachim Kock wrote:
> Dear Skim developers,
> first of all, thank you for developing Skim --- by far the best
> pdf viewer that has ever existed.
> I write just to turn your attention to the fact that AlphaX
> since version 8.2b2 (released in September) has preconfigured
> support for pdfsync'ing with Skim. All you need to do is to
> select Skim in the popup of pdf viewers in AlphaX's preferences.
> I would like to suggest that Skim offer a preset for sync'ing
> with AlphaX. The settings are simple:
> Command: alphac
> Arguments: +%line "%file"
> (This is the same convention as many other editors.
> The script alphac resides inside the AlphaX bundle at
> and Skim is clever enough to look there -- of course!)
> (In the other direction there is nothing for Skim to set up.
> AlphaX communicates tightly with Skim through raw Apple events,
> and it works like a charm, thanks to the thoughtful design of
> Skim's Apple event dictionary. One may note that Skim's
> preference "Check for file changes" should not be checked
> when sync'ing from AlphaX, since AlphaX takes care of sending
> the refresh command when appropriate.)
> Thanks for your attention.
> PS: I read on this list some remark by some developer that he
> didn't have an AlphaX licence. It shouldn't really be needed.
> Although it says it is shareware, it is not enforced in any
> way. There is unlimited 'try-it-out period' with full functionality,
> no registration code ever to enter, and if anybody actually ends
> up on the registration page he will see that the listed versions
> are those of 10 years ago, when the original author, Peter Keleher,
> abandoned Alpha and thrusted the further development to the
> Alpha Cabal. Large parts of Alpha's code base, are in fact open
> source. It is unfortunate that the last part still is not, and
> that AlphaX has to be classified as shareware. But it is still
> one of the most powerful editors around -- almost an operating
> system in itself -- and we are many who swear to it.
> Here is a link to the home page, from where there are only two
> clicks to the download:
> Don't hesitate to ask if you have further questions about Alpha.
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