[OS X TeX] Announce: MacTeX-2014 is available for download

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Wed Jun 18 12:00:38 CEST 2014

On 17.06.2014, at 17:39, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> Howdy,
> MacTeX-2014 is now available through many CTAN repositories. The easiest way to get it is to go to <http://www.tug.org/mactex/>, which has a mirror link that should download from a repository reasonable close to your location.
> Information about changes to TeX Live for 2014 can be found at <http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#news>
> WARNING: It may take up to a week for most of the smaller repositories to replace MacTeX-2013 with MacTeX-2014. Until they do you MIGHT download MacTeX-2013 by mistake. This will be apparent when running the installer because the very first information displayed by the installer will will be titled MacTeX-2013. Exit the installer and wait a week.
> You can determine if a particular repository has the 2014 release by going directly to that site. You can find the MacTeX associated packages at systems/mac/mactex. The mirror link points to MacTeX.pkg, but on the sites this link should point to mactex20140525.pkg.
> If you get error messages when installing, check the md5 sum at <http://www.tug.org/mactex/downloading.html>. If your sum does not agree with the listed sum, download again.
> There are 2014 versions of MacTeX-2014, BasicTeX-2014, MacTeX-Additions-2014.

Thanks for the information. I’m not quite sure yet about the proper way to go from 2014-pretest to 2014 final. I updated the server in Tex Live Utility and I already get the updates. So the TL part works. But what about the MacTeX-specific part like the prefs pane, ghostscript et al.? The GUI applications are not really a problem since they can be updated independently.

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