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Re: frescobaldi destination temp folder

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: frescobaldi destination temp folder
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:33:44 -0400

Hi Andrew,

> Using F 3.0.0

Is 3.0.0 available for Mac? I'm using 2.20.0.

> if you don't save the file a temp filename is generated. The output goes to a 
> file in /tmp (Linux) which is a randomly generated name different each time. 
> So how are you even looking at that? Can you explain in more detail your 
> setup?

I'm running Frescobaldi 2.20.0 on Mac OS X 10.12.6.

1. I open the Lilypond file(s) in Frescobaldi, and once the first PDF is 
generated, I open that in an external PDF viewer (usually Skim; sometimes 
Preview), because I find Frescobaldi’s built-in viewer to be of lesser quality.

2. As I recompile, the external application shows the changes (on my second 
monitor, which is very nice to have!). If I work long enough on a file, it 
eventually happens that the external application stops updating on compilation. 
At that point, I can look in the log to find the temp path that Frescobaldi is 
using, e.g.,

   Layout output to 

and open the newly-compiled PDF in that folder. Beyond that point, no amount of 
recompiling "jump-starts" the non-temp version of the PDF.

3. Quitting and restarting Frescobaldi always "jump-starts" the non-temp 
version of the PDF — but after working on the file a certain [indeterminate!?] 
period of time, the problem appears again.

Maybe I’m the only one this happens to?


Kieren MacMillan, composer
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