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# ktikz - Editor for the TikZ language

0.10

## KDE Graphic Editor

Score 75%

Submitted:  Jul 28 2007
Updated:  Oct 14 2010

Description:

### Version 0.10 is released. This version is available as an Ubuntu package for Lucid, as a Debian package for Squeeze and as a Windows installer. For Linux there are two versions available: KtikZ and QtikZ. KtikZ is integrated with the KDE4 platform, whereas QtikZ has the traditional Qt-only interface. Thanks go to Glad Deschrijver, Agustin Martin and Stuart Prescott for their contributions. Please visit the project website for more information.http://www.hackenberger.at/blog/ktikz-editor-for-the-tikz-language

Changelog:

### Version 0.10 (2010-08-26): - KDE integration (the possibility to compile Qt-only still exists) - template files on remote machines can be used using KIO (only in the KDE version) - TikZ source files on remote machines can be loaded, saved and exported using KIO (only in the KDE version) - error messages while generating the preview are shown in the preview window itself - zooming is done in a separate thread now, so the interface is not blocked when zooming at large sizes - a kpart is available that can be used to view TikZ source files in konqueror (the kpart opens files having the text/x-pgf mimetype) - update list of tikz commands - remove bug which causes ktikz to hang (since Qt 4.6) when typesetting a picture - remove bug: cannot find TikZ documentation when selecting “TikZ Manual” in the Help menu, even if configured correctly - display description of a newly inserted tikz command (using command completion or menu) in the statusbar, so that the user still sees the usage of a command after it is inserted - add option to compile the TikZ code only when pushing a “Build” button - add reload button - add shell script and ktikz template to the examples directory which can be used to generate the preview with the latex; dvips; ps2pdf sequence instead of pdflatex (the usage is described in the shell script code) - check whether the file has changed when ktikz gets the focus (similar to kwrite) - in the kpart check for file changes and reload if there are any (similar as in okular) - the zoom percentage field is now displayed and edited in the user’s locale - added documentation - remove bug: when the error box is larger than the preview and the next compilation does not give errors, the error box is still visible outside the area covered by the preview - try to find or use the default hard-coded (configurable in conf.pri and CMakeLists.txt) path to the TikZ documentation when an empty path is stored in the local settings (this is the case e.g. when ktikz is run for the first time) - when inserting code using code-completion, the arguments and options that must be filled in are marked by a bullet, the bullets can be browsed with the Tab-key - now also an URL to an online version of the TikZ documentation can be specified in the configuration dialog - an icon for Windows and an NSIS Windows Installer script are now available - the “Insert” menu is now also translated Version 0.9 (2009-09-10): - remove bug that on startup the item selected in the template combobox did not correspond to the text in the lineedit of the combobox - correct the height of the lineedits in the configuration dialog - the path to the TikZ documentation must now be set in the configuration dialog - don’t wait one second before generating the preview when a file is loaded, the template is changed or shell escaping is toggled - only files are used now as a template file (previously directories and everything with a valid path was used), otherwise the default template is used - if the replacement text is empty, then the default template is used instead of giving non-informative errors - when the commands dock is visible (instead of the menu), the code that will be inserted is visible in the status bar on hovering the item in the list - clicking on an item in the commands dock only includes the corresponding code once (instead of twice) - added file name completion to the template line edit and the line edits in the configuration dialog - space and tab markers resize according to the font size of the main text - the color of the space and tab markers can be changed in the configuration dialog - white space and tabulator settings are separate now - scrolling in the text edit with the arrow keys is faster now - better completion of \begin{… and \end{… - allow to use the icons set in KDE4 when the appropriate variable in conf.pri is set - remove bug that the “Next Image” and “Previous Image” buttons remained visible when emptying the code text area - remove bug: statustip of the toggle view actions in the Settings menu is not shown when a toolbar or sidebar is hidden on startup - add support for session management (open windows will be reopened after logging out and logging in again) - added option in the config dialog to enable/disable completion of the tikz commands - trying to open a file from the “Open Recent” menu that does not exist anymore does not cause an empty window to be opened anymore, furthermore the file is removed from the “Open Recent” list Version 0.8 (2009-03-29): - allow text under icons in toolbar - remove bug: when a second ktikz window is closed while typesetting, the cursor is not restored from busy to normal - remove bug: when the document is untitled and not yet saved, then opening a file opens the file in the current window, destroying the unsaved text - added some tikz commands to the list of commands - disable “Save” and “Save As” actions when the file in the text editor is the same as on disk - replace the “Replace this occurrence” dialog by a widget shown at the bottom of the text editor - added filter “PGF files” in “Open File” dialog - the previously selected templates can now be selected from a combobox - added “Clear” button to each line edit - remove bug: the size of the default font did not change after setting a new font size in the config dialog - new way of writing the temporary latex and pgf files, this also solves the bug in which the line numbers in the log window did not correspond to the line numbers in the editor - each time the template is changed a new QTemporaryFile is used, this avoids the bug that if the template contains less characters, then the bottom of the old template is still there in the file (luckily latex stops parsing at the first \end{document}, so this bug was not visible) - allow to use KDE4 file dialogs when the appropriate variable in conf.pri is set - remove bug (I hope) that caused ktikz to crash when zooming while ktikz is typesetting Version 0.7 (2008-08-26): - disable previous image button if the first image is shown, disable next image button if the last image is shown - the first time that the End button is pressed the cursor is moved to the end of the line (on screen), the second time the cursor is moved to the end of the block (end of the line in the file) - don’t run latex on startup when no document is loaded from the command line - adjust size of the viewport in which the preview is displayed when new items are added to the tikz picture - added completion of the tikz commands - the tikz commands are now loaded from an XML file - corrected the size of the colored background around the highlighted brackets - remove bug in ConfigDialog::selectFont() (replace “if (&ok)” by “if (ok)”) - the command “New” in the “File” menu now opens a new empty window, the commands “Open” and “Open Recent” open the selected file in a new window, a “Close” command is added which empties the current window - the (empty) document is not typesetted anymore when the “Close” command (which has the same behavior as the old “New” command) is executed - add the directory in which the template file is located to the $TEXINPUTS environment variable (useful if the template \inputs other files) - layout changes in the configuration dialog LicenseGPL  Source (ktikz 0.10 source code)  Ubuntu (KtikZ package for Ubuntu Lucid)  Debian (KtikZ package for Debian Squeeze)  goto page: 1 2 #### nice! by stefph on: Aug 3 2007 Score 50%  stefph  Stéphane Péchard 0France, RennesLast visit Oct 21 20090 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### thanx for these great enhancements! i like this simple program, very useful to make graphics with TikZ! #### compilation fails by LordAsriel on: Nov 27 2007 Score 50%  LordAsriel  R R 0Last visit Nov 27 20070 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### I tried to compile that software but compilation aborts with the following error: cd src/ && make -f Makefile make[1]: Entering directory /home/user/ktikz-0.4/src' g++ -c -pipe pkg-config --cflags poppler-qt4 -g -D_REENTRANT -Wall -W -DTIKZ_DEBUG_MODE -DAPPVERSION=\"0.4\" -DKTIKZ_INSTALL_TRANSLATIONS=\"/share/ktikz\" -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -DQT_SHARED -I/usr/share/qt4/mkspecs/linux-g++ -I. -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4 -I. -I. -o tikzpreview.o tikzpreview.cpp tikzpreview.cpp: In member function ‘void TikzPreview::showPdfPage()’: tikzpreview.cpp:128: error: ‘class Poppler::Page’ has no member named ‘splashRenderToPixmap’ make[1]: *** [tikzpreview.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory /home/user/ktikz-0.4/src' make: *** [sub-src-make_default] Error 2 I'm using gentoo. I think all dependencies are satisfied (and all use flags are correctly set) but I can give you more informations if you need them. Maybe (I really don't know) the following link can give you a hint: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.kde.devel.bugs/512956 However in gentoo poppler libs are under /usr/include/poppler/qt4/ . Please inform me if you find my suggestion misleading so I can edit my message and remove the link. #### Re: compilation fail by sebaestn on: Jan 29 2008 Score 50%  sebaestn  S. K. 0Last visit Jul 14 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### I get the same fault on Ubuntu Gutsy with all packages ktikz depends on installed. When I check out the newest version 0.5 from the svn repo directed to on the homepage I get the following error: cd src && make -f Makefile make[1]: Betrete Verzeichnis '/home/user/test/ktikz/src' g++ -c -pipe pkg-config --cflags poppler-qt4 -Wall -W -O2 -D_REENTRANT -DAPPVERSION=\\\"0.5\\\" -DKTIKZ_INSTALL_TRANSLATIONS=\\\"/home/user/Applications/share/ktikz\\\" -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -DQT_SHARED -DQT_TABLET_SUPPORT -I/usr/share/qt3/mkspecs/default -I. -I/usr/include/qt3 -I../build/ui/ -I../build/moc/ -o ../build/obj/aboutdialog.o aboutdialog.cpp aboutdialog.cpp:20:28: Fehler: QDialogButtonBox: No such file or directory aboutdialog.cpp:21:18: Fehler: QLabel: No such file or directory aboutdialog.cpp:22:21: Fehler: QTextEdit: No such file or directory aboutdialog.cpp:23:23: Fehler: QVBoxLayout: No such file or directory In Datei, eingefügt von aboutdialog.cpp:24: aboutdialog.h:23:19: Fehler: QDialog: No such file or directory aboutdialog.cpp:32: Fehler: verirrtes »\« im Programm aboutdialog.cpp:32: Fehler: fehlendes abschließendes Zeichen " aboutdialog.h:26: Fehler: expected class-name before »{« token aboutdialog.h:27: Fehler: ISO-C++ verbietet Deklaration von »Q_OBJECT« ohne Typ aboutdialog.h:28: Fehler: expected »;« before »public« aboutdialog.cpp:26: Fehler: expected )' before »*« token make[1]: *** [../build/obj/aboutdialog.o] Fehler 1 make[1]: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/home/user/test/ktikz/src' make: *** [sub-src] Fehler 2 Is this a problem with gutsy (prgram developed under feisty) or where is the mistake? #### Re: Re: compilation by glad on: Feb 22 2008 Score 50%  glad  Glad Deschrijver 140BelgiumLast visit Feb 19 20130 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### On Ubuntu you should run qmake-qt4 instead of qmake. The splashRenderToPixmap error can be solved by checking out svn and compiling version 0.5 (version 0.4 is based on an older version of poppler, namely v0.5.4, the API of which is incompatible with that of v0.6). #### Re: Re: Re: compilat by sebaestn on: Mar 15 2008 Score 50%  sebaestn  S. K. 0Last visit Jul 14 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### Thanks, worked fine for me. #### Ktikz crashes by stomking on: May 1 2008 Score 50%  stomking  david k 0Germany, AachenLast visit May 1 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### First of all I really like your software cause I am in the middle of my thesis. It would be very helpful. I compiled it on Ubuntu 8.04 amd64. Unfortunately it crashes with this error: ktikz: ../../src/xcb_lock.c:77: _XGetXCBBuffer: Assertion ((int) ((xcb_req) - (dpy->request)) >= 0)' failed. Aborted #### Re: Ktikz crashes by underscore on: May 6 2008 Score 50%  underscore  Florian H 0Last visit Jul 17 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### I have the same problem with ktikz (from svn) here on Ubuntu 8.04. The problem appears right after the main window appears. Running ktikz from gdb gives following: ktikz: ../../src/xcb_lock.c:77: _XGetXCBBuffer: Assertion ((int) ((xcb_req) - (dpy->request)) >= 0)' failed. Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted. [Switching to Thread 0xb6c85720 (LWP 23839)] 0xb7ef9410 in __kernel_vsyscall () (gdb) backtrace #0 0xb7ef9410 in __kernel_vsyscall () #1 0xb721a085 in raise () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 #2 0xb721ba01 in abort () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 #3 0xb721310e in __assert_fail () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 #4 0xb6ff6324 in _XGetXCBBuffer () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 #5 0xb6ff75f3 in _XSend () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 #6 0xb6ff7758 in _XEventsQueued () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 #7 0xb6fe0a4f in XEventsQueued () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 #8 0xb77901aa in ?? () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4 #9 0x080f8f10 in ?? () #10 0x00000002 in ?? () #11 0xb6f00248 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 #12 0xb7790170 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4 #13 0xb6f00248 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 #14 0xbfc1c738 in ?? () #15 0xb6e8a3e0 in g_main_context_prepare () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 Backtrace stopped: previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)  But personally I think the problem is different to the backtrace message. I think it's some kind of thread synchronization problem when updating the preview window. If I comment out following lines from ktikz.cpp connect(m_tikzEditorView, SIGNAL(contentsChanged()), m_tikzController, SLOT(regeneratePreview())); ` ktikz runs but (of course) is not working properly. Trying different breakpoints did not help. Either the program was working correctly (with a preview) or it crashed in random pieces of code. Any ideas? #### Re: Re: Ktikz crashes by deadman66 on: Jun 16 2008 Score 50% #### The latest update to xserver-xorg-core, version 2:1.4.1~git20080131-1ubuntu9.2 seems to solve this problem. Please see the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/xorg-server/+bug/185311 Florian Hackenberger #### additional usepackages by cocus on: Oct 12 2008 Score 50%  cocus  Christian Kotz 0Last visit Oct 12 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### First, thanks for the nice and useful program. It would be nice to optionally add additional \usepackages in the preamble (e.g. color) and additional \usetikzpackages like calc. Otherwise many tikz pictures cannot be interpreted by ktikz. I suggest a configuration parameter to include a file into the latex preamble. Christian Kotz #### Re: additional usepackages by deadman66 on: Nov 15 2008 Score 50% #### You can use the template functionality to accomplish that. The following template should serve as a guideline (be careful with line breaks when pasting): \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgf} \usepackage[active,pdftex,tightpage]{preview} \PreviewEnvironment[]{tikzpicture} \begin{document} <> \end{document} Florian #### ktikz fails erratically by msingh123 on: Dec 9 2008 Score 50%  msingh123  M Singh 0United States of AmericaLast visit Dec 9 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### First of all - thanks for making this software. You do not know how much time you have saved me. I am using version 0.7 (which does not crash any more). However, I keep getting cryptic "[LaTeX] Error : run failed" type messages. The maddening thing is that these errors appear to crop up with a previous working piece of tikz code. I am using \write18 (shell escape feature) as I need to use pgfplots (using gnuplot). Since I cannot appear to reproduce these errors in any predictable fashion and this appears to be independent of which working piece of code I have, is there some way for me to run ktikz in some sort of debug mode ? The same code executes perfectly when compiled from my latex editor (which is kile). My platform is Ubuntu Hardy. #### Re: ktikz fails erratically by msingh123 on: Dec 9 2008 Score 50%  msingh123  M Singh 0United States of AmericaLast visit Dec 9 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### I would like to point out that by working piece of code I mean code that has previously (sometimes as recently as 10 minutes ago) worked in ktikz. #### Re: Re: ktikz fails erratically by glad on: Dec 11 2008 Score 50%  glad  Glad Deschrijver 140BelgiumLast visit Feb 19 20130 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### Strange, ktikz 0.7 has never crashed on me in the few months that I use it. You can compile it in debug mode by hiding CONFIG -= debug and CONFIG += release and by unhiding CONF += debug in the file conf.pri. #### Changing global defaults by msingh123 on: Dec 9 2008 Score 50%  msingh123  M Singh 0United States of AmericaLast visit Dec 9 20080 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### Hello Is it possible to change the location of global defaults (like the texmf.cnf file) using the pdflatex command-line as : export TEXMFCNF=/path/to/new/texmf; pdflatex ? It does not appear to work. I have some plots (using pgfplots) that have a lot of points, and I need to change the tex defaults for myself. #### Re: Changing global defaults by glad on: Dec 11 2008 Score 50%  glad  Glad Deschrijver 140BelgiumLast visit Feb 19 20130 Friends0 GroupsMore infoSend a messageAdd as friendOther contents #### Maybe you can make a shell script with the content (untested): #!/bin/sh export ... pdflatex$* and change in the "Typesetting" tab of the "Configure" dialog the "LaTeX command" to your script. I hope that works.

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