[OS X TeX] i-Installer Announcements from Gerben Wierda

Paul Vickers OSXTeX at eattheword.com
Thu Nov 6 10:01:27 CET 2008

Brilliant! I really missed gtamacfonts when I moved to Leopard. It is great to see these back again as it means most of 
my stuff can now be done with LaTeX again rather than XeLaTeX.

Richard Koch wrote:
> Folks,
> Below are two announcements by Gerben Wierda that appeared on the 
> Ii2-announce list. Both are of interest to members of this group:
> -----
> i-Installer has been updated to version 2.92. One change: support for
> OS X version limitations in the i-Package. This enables me to create i-
> Packages that will work on 10.5 and up only. It will be pretty likely
> that upcoming i-Package updates will be 10.5 and up only as I do not
> have 10.4 systems anymore to build and building for 10.4 on 10.5 has
> turned out to be a nightmare.
> There is also a new i-Package: LZMA. It wIll install only on 10.5 if
> you use i-Installer 2.92. i-Installer 2.91 will happily install this
> on 10.4 and probably for this i-Package that will work.
> ------
> I have released a special i-Package for TeX Live, "TeX Live Support:
> GW Extras". This i-Package contains GTAMacFonts and TeXDist:
> - GTAMacFonts requires the fondu program to work (i-Package
> available). It will unpack several Apple System fonts and make them
> usable for TeX. After installation, run "texdoc gtamacfonts" on the
> command line to get the documentation. These fonts need to be unpacked
> on your system for legal reasons, hence they cannot be fully part of a
> free TeX distribution. The i-Package installs the (free license)
> support files (e.g. style files) and then generates the ttf files from
> Apple's fonts and puts them in your texmf-local.
> - TeXDist is a way to represent TeX distributions and work with them.
> A texdist program is added to work with different distributions from
> the command line (texdist --help will give you documentation). It also
> installs the Preference Pane from Jérôme Laurens so you can switch TeX
> distributions easily.
> G
> PS. I am moving to TeX Live 2008 as my default system. This means that
> in the future I will probably completely drop any personal TeX
> distributions for my own use. I have not decided what to do with the
> existing stuff.
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