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

Martin Stokhof m.j.b.stokhof at uva.nl
Sat Oct 23 10:59:09 CEST 2004

Hi,

I installed the new Package, selected the TeX Live 2004 set up, and
everything worked like a charm. No problems so far (pdfLaTeX, LaTeX +
Ghostscript, XeTeX, non-standard fonts), I am really impressed by how
smoothly everything went. A really great job! Thanks very much Gerben.

One question and one remark:

- Am I suffering from the "new hence faster" illusion, or is (pdf)LaTeX
really substantially faster?

- The ruby script doesn't do anything for me. The output says:
TeXTools | /Users/mstokhof/Library/texmf/dvips/pbb.map will be moved to
/Users/mstokhof/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/pbb.map
[ snip]
TeXTools | no files need to be moved
And indeed nothing changed. Is this the intended behaviour of the
script?

Martin

On Oct 23, 2004, at 00:42, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> 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
> choices. The standard "Simple" install gets you a basic TeX based on
> TeX Live 2003 and teTeX 2 and has a download size of around 34MB.
>
> - 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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