Are there any news in synctex support? I am really looking forward to this
feature and I am very grateful to all developers. Thank you very much for
your effort. I really appreciate your work.


On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:11:42AM +0200, Roland Schatz wrote:
> > Although I don't think I would be able to implement that, I would
> > warmly recommend against adopting unneeded complexity layers like
> > dbus, which is deployed, e.g., for evince's syntex support.
> > I'm sure that working with command line arguments, like the good old
> > xkdvi does, would be just better.
> In my original solution (see,
> but that is based on an old version of zathura), I used just commandline
> arguments and keyboard input.
> I added two commandline options:
> -s --synctex    Enable synctext support.
> -x --editor-command <cmd>    Synctex editor (this flag is forwarded to
> the synctex -x option)
> Backwards synchronization is easy:
> When you ctrl-click on the document, "synctex edit -o
> <page>:<x>:<y>:<file> -x <editor>" is executed.
> Forwards synchronization works with a new command:
> The ":synctex <line> [<column>] <sourcefile>" command executes "synctex
> view -i '<line>:<column>:<sourcefile>' -o '<pdffile>'", parses the
> result and draws the resulting data.
> This command is can then be used in conjunction with "xdotool", e.g. I
> have a little vim script that sends the required keystrokes to the
> zathura window when I press <F5>.
> But the "xdotool" solution feels like a hack, especially since it
> doesn't work when the state of zathura isn't right (e.g. someone typed
> ':' before, so the resulting command will be '::synctex ...'.
> I'm open to any suggestions how to do this better. I'm sure there must
> be some clean and easy solution without adding complex things like dbus ;)
> At the moment, I'm really busy (paper deadline today), and then I'm on
> holiday. After I come back, I'll look into porting synctex support to
> the new version of zathura...
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