[Mac OS X TeX] New teTeX.dmg in the works

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Fri Oct 12 16:02:15 CEST 2001

<x-flowed>On Friday, October 12, 2001, at 11:31 , Niv Drory wrote:

> As for requests for the next version, I'd love to see the installation 
> of
> gs to be optional, as I (like many others) have my own gs (7.01) with 
> X11
> support.

As mentioned before: it is optional already and yes you can use your own 
gs 7, but note that it produces pdf that is sometimes incompatible with 
Apple's PDF implementation (when you have a combination of pk and pfb 

> (By the way, does a standard teTeX source tree compile on OS X? Is it 
> much
> of a hassle to get it to work? This might be interesting for many of us
> unixish people who prefer tetex,emacs,xdvi)

ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/macosx/tex-gs/ contains all my stuff 
including sources I use and complete instructions on how to build your 

The main problem is that the standard teTeX tree is old, and that the 
pdfTeX it contains might be considered antique. This leads to having a 
setup with two different web2c implementations.

I would advise at this moment against compiling your own using those 
patches. As soon as 10.1 developer arrives here I'll be tuning that 
stuff there and probably simplifying it (less diffs, more auto*).


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