[OS X TeX] Announce: MacTeX-2013 & TeX Live 2013 Released.

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 19 19:20:44 CEST 2013


MacTeX-2013 and TeX Live 2013 have been released.

Most major changes are ``under the hood;'' you can read more detailed information about the update at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/newfeatures.html>. 

MacTeX-2013 is available as MacTeX.pkg from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/>. Note: the size and date of the MacTeX.pkg file is noted as 2.3GB and May 30, 2013. There is a md5 checksum  available at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/downloading.html> so you can check that you have the correct download. We recommend downloading using Sasfari; in the past we have seen some problems when downloading .pkg files with other browsers.

BUT NOTE: since it was released last evening there are certainly repositories that have not updated to that release yet: please give it a few days time for all the repositories to update.

We appreciate using the mirror sites (the MacTeX.pkg link at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/> points to a mirror site chosen reasonably close to your location) but, at the start, it might be good to go directly to systems/mac/mactex at one of the CTAN servers on the list at <http://www.ctan.org/mirrors/>. On those servers MacTeX.pkg is a symbolic link to a dated file,

MacTeX.pkg --> mactex20130618.pkg

which is the actual file that gets downloaded when you double click the MacTeX.pkg file on that server. If the dated file is mactex20130618.pkg that repository has been updated.

By the way, all packages, e.g., BasicTeX.pkg and mactex-additions.pkg have been updated. Also, torrents are being generated and will be announced later.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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