I read about
Latex Daemon, which seems to automatically start a new latex run, when the source document (.tex) has changed.
Can somebody recommend me a similar solution for
MacOS X (as Latex daemon seems to be for
I've removed the 2nd part of my question about speeding things up and created a new question: How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?
TexMakerX as editor and
Skim can autoupdate the PDF file, as soon as it has changed, so that should be no problem.
My current LaTeX project has several source files, combined with
\include, so the solution should be able to "observe" the changes of at least one of those files.
latexmk as the answer for automatically running
pdflatex several times to update bibliography and references
and I'll ask the question of speeding up processing in a new question.
For those who want to set up
MacOS X, this page from Damien Pollet could be helpful.
Problems I had with
- with the
-pvc-option it seems to slow down my MacBook, as switching to another application got quite slow, especially when its windows were located in another Space
- so I turned that off and just now use
latexmkvia short key
F1to automatically compile "everything", while I use a single
F2to add small changes in the text.
While searching with google I also found the
atchange program http://www.ccrnp.ncifcrf.gov/~toms/atchange.html which seems to do similar things, I did not test it yet.