[OS X TeX] updated packages
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Feb 6 22:50:58 CET 2006
Your statement that teTeX is dead, a better phrase might be that it
won't be updated any longer, surprises me, since I considered teTeX
to be the premier unix installation of tex which would be
rejuvenated under all circumstances, if not by Thomas Esser than by
someone else from the tex community.
Assuming that your assessment is correct, and I am not challenging
it, then I would recommend to keep the present tetex texmf tree and
update only the packages, if necessary. Maybe you can also merge your
own gwtex with the main tree.
On Feb 6, 2006, at 21:10, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2006, at 18:34, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> I suspect that without Gerben we will not be able to find an
> Probably not. Here is what I can say about it:
> My strategy:
> - texmf.gwtex contains stuff that is not in texmf.tetex. This also
> means it contains dfifferent stuff when you install 2003 (teTeX2)
> versus 2004-2005 (teTeX3). It even used to be that you had the
> teTeX beamer (3.01)when you installed 2004-2005 and the gwtex
> beamer (3.06) when you installed 2003, so 2003 got you a *newer*
> beamer than 2004-2005.
> - I follow teTeX in texmf.tetex because I can't do everything. If
> there are problems in teTeX (e.g. outdated stuff) I try to get
> Thomas Esser to make a new release.
> - Some extras are installed in texmf.local (e.g. the ConTeXt
> updater, MusixTeX, etc) so they can be installed/uninstalled easily.
> Currently, it is becoming clear that teTeX is dead and won't be
> updated anymore. So, it is getting more and more out of date. This
> is presenting me with a serious problem in terms of maintenance.
> Currently, I already replace some stuff in teTeX3 with other stuff
> (i.e. Latin Modern fonts) but this is against my strategy so it is
> really an exception. Another exception is that I do now install
> beamer in texmf.gwtex even if it is part of texmf.tetex. Again,
> against the clean strategy, but a result from the slowly worsening
> The fact that teTeX seems to have died makes the problem worse over
> time. Most likely outcome: i will have to find another source for
> my main texmf tree (now texmf.tetex). One option: build my own
> (ugh), another option: use MikTeX when it becomes avaiilable for
> Unix. I have no idea yet what the outcome will be, but for the time
> being I will probably first move to patching texmf.tetex / adding
> stuff to texmf.gwtex.
> The state of the TeX i-package is also the result of having
> experimented with trying to build TeX on various platforms. Hence
> the difference between *EXPERIMENTAL* and the rest. I will probably
> fix that soon as I have decided to drop 10.2 support.
> I hope to release an update soon, but the real work will foollow
> after that. If there is a volunteer to build an updated
> texmf.tetex, you're welcome.
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