[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2014 Pretest
fabien.dagnat at telecom-bretagne.eu
Fri May 23 11:32:44 CEST 2014
Is there a simple way to remove the universal-darwin package to keep only the x86_64 ones once mactex is installed?
Le 24 avr. 2014 à 16:54, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> a écrit :
> Construction and beta testing of TeX Live 2014 has begun and a
> test version of MacTeX-2014 is now available. See
> Please remember that this is a beta version. You may run into
> If you decide to test, be sure not to erase your current TeX Live 2013
> distribution. You can return to it if a problem emerges in the 2014 version.
> Currently on Mavericks the TeX Dist Pref Pane is broken; we expect
> that it will be fixed by final release. The beta version of MacTeX
> contains a temporary replacement in /Applications/TeX for
> Maverick users.
> The Tug Pretest page concentrates on downloads for Unix or Windows
> users and it takes a little deciphering to figure out how to get to the
> pretest servers and download mactex-2014.pkg. Think of this as a
> preliminary debugging task for those willing to test MacTeX.
> The more testing, the better.
> About This Release:
> 1) Last year we provided Ghostscript 9.07. The new package has Ghostscript 9.10.
> Ghostscript 9.14 was released a couple of weeks ago, but it has significant
> TeX-related bugs and will not be used.
> 2) Convert from ImageMagick is no longer supplied because this year's tex4ht uses
> Ghostscript to image some of its elements for the web. To convert between graphic
> formats on the Mac, use Apple's Preview or Apple's command line program sips.
> 3) We no longer supply the Latin-Modern and TeX Gyre fonts for use outside TeX,
> because users can create links in the Apple font directories to any open-type
> TeX fonts they wish to use.
> 4) Donald Knuth patches bugs on a regular but sparse schedule. The last patches
> were in 2008, his 2014 patches are in the new packages, and he'll visit the
> issue again in 2020.
> 5) MacTeX and BasicTeX are for Intel and PowerPC processors on Leopard and above.
> 6) Last year's MacTeX had size 2.36 GB. This year's MacTeX has size 2.48 GB. MacTeX-2014
> installs in approximately one minute on a Retina machine with flash storage.
> 7) Further details are available on the Tug Pretest Page.
> Dick Koch
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