[OS X TeX] Re: Status of TeX Live 2012? Relax...[MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 56, Issue 8]

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 22:59:42 CEST 2012

On 6/9/12 3:00 PM,  Herbert Schulz<herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> It appears that the TeX Live 2012 pretest will be completely frozen this weekend for final testing before being released. I'd expect MacTeX-2012 to be released shortly after that.
> Now for the biggie... The ``problem'' of having fonts installed in the personal tree (~/Library/texmf/...) I noted in the previous message is there but it certainly isn't as ``bad'' as I originally believed. If my previous message made you already move your fonts to the system-wide, texmf-local, tree I still think you did the right thing! (I've been a proponent of using that tree for fonts since the early days of gwTeX. And I believe there still are advantages for using that tree.) However, it appears that the work necessary to maintain a personal tree can be minimized but not completely eliminated. Some of that work can even be automated in an upcoming version of TeX Live Utility. (Note: if you use tlmgr manually there will still be an extra step necessary after each update to make your personal fonts be in sync with updates to the system's fonts.)
> Also, the procedure for automating the inclusion of fonts placed in the texmf-local tree has been updated and made more consistent. The one noted in my previous e-mail about this will be deprecated although it will still work with TeX Live 2012.
> I've turned that first e-mail into a document (much more easily maintained --- and I'm sure there will be occasional updates) with the most up to date information about those two changes coming in TeX Live 2012 (MacTeX-2012). Download the `TeXLive2012Changes.pdf.zip' from my download site,<https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10932738/index.html>.
> In addition, for those interested in how, in many cases, one can live without --shell-escape and still be able to do conversions on the fly, etc., under TeX Live 2012 take a look at `Eps-Tiff-Conversions2012.pdf.zip' also available at my download site.

My TeX Live Utility just updated to version 1.0. (Before TeXLive 
2012/MacTeX 2012) has been released.

Do I correctly surmise that the Utility's Preference Panel setting

    "Automatically enable fonts in my home directory"

is what will cause updmap to be run automatically whenever an update 
uses updmap-sys?

Murray Eisenberg                     murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
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