# [OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package released

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Oct 23 00:42:56 CEST 2004

I have released a new TeX i-Package. This release marks a structural
change for the TeX i-Package. Here are the highlights:

- The i-Package contains *two* complete TeX distributions. One is based
on TeX Live 2003 and teTeX 2. The other is based on TeX Live 2004 and
teTeX 3. This makes the complete i-Package 140MB, but as always,
standard "Simple" install gets you a basic TeX based on TeX Live 2003

- Currently, TeX Live 2003 and teTeX 2 are still the default install,
until the new setup has been proven in the real world. To get TeX Live
2004 and teTeX 3, you need to select an "Expert Install". You will get
a TeX Live 2004 based system before the rest of the world gets their
hands on the full TeX Live 2004.

- The pdfTeX version is pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)

- The TL2004 based install will automatically convert your texmf.local
tree to a new layout which btw will also work with the TL2003 setup.

- Your ~/Library/texmf tree is not converted automatically, but after
you have installed TL2004 you can do this in a terminal window:
ruby
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/scripts/context/ruby/textools.rb
--fixtexmftrees ~/Library/texmf

- Both the ConTeXt updater (Version 19 Oct 2004) and CM-Super have been
updated as well (hence all my TeX-related stuff has been updated).

- Jonathan Kew's XeTeX distribution is still based on TL2003. This
generally leads to few problems when using it in combination with
TL2004. These are the kind of harmless things that you can see happen:
- The xetex formats are generated during context-update configuration
even when they are already available
- The TeX i-Package will warn you it is removing XeTeX when you are
installing, but some warning messages are still visible

- For the time being, the i-Package is only available through the Known
Packages i-Directory from all i-Directories. There is no volume yet. A
volume will become available when TeX Live 2004 becomes the default for
the i-Package.

beamer and pgf
microtype
pdftricks

- There is one major difference between TL2004 and TL2003 which may
present a problem for a few users. WIth TL2004 the file pdftex.cfg has
disappeared and with it the possibility to add map files just for
pdftex (map files for all will still work). A workaround is the
\pdfmapfile{+myfonts.map}

Some notes:
TL2004 is not finished and just now I have been informed there might
be a few last minute fixes in remote areas (like aleph in combination
with ConTeXt).

G

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