MacHg 0.9.21 released!

I am happy to announce that I have just released MacHg 0.9.21.

You can get the latest MacHg from the downloads, and you can view the latest release notes here.

In MacHg 0.9.21 I think I have finally fixed the various NSTask related problems. Previously NSTask would intermittently hang, or just drop tasks. But only fairly occasionally. I had gotten to the stage where I could reproduce the problems in small code samples and had sent these small projects to the cocoa-dev list. Finally I have managed to fix things by switching to a drop in replacement of NSTask called TLMTask written by Adam R. Maxwell (who writes the TeX Live Utility) (Adam has been extremely helpful in private emails about issues to do with TLMTask,)

So this completes the promise in the last blog post. There are currently no critical bugs I am aware of stopping me releasing MacHg 1.0.0. I will see if any problems crop up in the wild with MacHg 0.9.21 and if not this latest version will become version 1.0.0!

Cheers, Jason

[Update : fixed Adam’s name as Adam pointed out]


  1. Adam Maxwell Said,

    April 20, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    Jason, just for the record, the guy that maintains TeX Live Utility is named Adam, not Andrew :). Hope your NSTask issues are gone for good!

  2. jason Said,

    April 20, 2011 @ 5:54 am

    Opps! After all your help and I mess your name up… At least it was correct in the credits inside MacHg. I just fixed it now in the article above. Again, thanks for all your help and the excellent tool you have written…

    Cheers, Jas

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