[OS X TeX] pdftex 1.20a
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Oct 12 21:41:04 CEST 2004
On Oct 12, 2004, at 19:32, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2004, at 1:22 PM, Stephan Hochhaus wrote:
>> on September 16 Gerben wrote that he's working on it. It would indeed
>> be nice to get an update of how things are progressing-
> Gerben announced a "special experimental i-Directory" on October 3 on
> the ii2-announce list. He stated:
>> This package contains everything that was in the old i-Package (a TeX
>> setup based on TeX Live 2003 and teTeX 2.0.2), but it also contains
>> an 'experimental' release based on TeX Live 2004 (golden master) and
>> teTeX 2.95.6.
>> If you select Simple install, you will get the same as with the
>> previous i-Package. But if you select Expert install, you can select
>> the Experimental or the Stable version of TeX. Stable for instance
>> has pdfTeX (Web2C 7.5.2) 3.141592-1.11a, while experimental has
>> pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3).
> I am not sure he wants the whole list to know about this,
Umm, if I would, I would have posted it. I am done. I am just waiting
for some test results to come in. What I have gotten in seems to
suggest all is fine.
> so I won't say anything more about it (though it isn't hard to find if
> you know where to look).
> Given your query, I expect he will be posting something to this list
> giving us all an update.
Yes, go ahead. However, the new TeX i-Package requires a new
i-Installer version (I decided to add some stuff to i-Installer in
preparation of later updates to the i-Package which I hope will enable
me to make the i-Package flexible enough to work as an update on top of
an existing real TL2004 installation).
So, install i-Installer 2.67 first, then open the experimental TeX
Known problem with TeX Live 2004: TL2004 was hit with a last minute bug
in etex (and thus also in pdfetex) regarding right-to-left typesetting.
If you do not use right-to-left, the current stuff is OK.
Another known problem: TL2004 is incompatible with the current XeTeX
version. Jonathan Kew is working on it.
One important warning: the complete i-Package is now 140MB because it
carries *two* complete TeX versions. One based on TL2003 + teTeX 2.0.2
+ fixes, one based on TL2004 release candidate + teTeX 2.96.5 (teTeX 3
release candidate). If you fatten this package, you will get everything
(I am trying to keep ahead of the increase in bandwidth people
experience ;-). But if you install it, only that what you have selected
will be installed of course.
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