I use the old MetaPost program to create graphics.
My problem is that, to see the result of my MetaPost figures, I have to compile first the .mp file and then the .tex file where I've inserted them. I find it quite boring.
I've found the online MetaPost Previewer but I have to copy and paste my code there and this is even a further waste of time.
I've also tried to add the lines
prologues:=3; filenametemplate "%j-%3c.eps";
in my .mp files to generate .eps files, but, when I open them with GSView, sometimes I'm able to see my proper figures and sometimes not.
So, the question is: does anyone knows a program which is able to open the output generated by MetaPost? Or any package that can let me generate viewable images? Or any other trick that make me save some time (even an editor feature)?
If this can help, I use MiKTeX 2.9 in Windows XP. My main editor is TeXMaker (v4), but I have WinEdt (v8) installed as well.