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

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 6 04:23:58 CEST 2008

Thanks very much!

Do you know which System fonts will be included?

David Derbes
U of Chicago Lab Schools

On Oct 5, 2008, at 9:03 PM, 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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