[tex-live] TeXLive 2008

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Thu Feb 7 11:28:03 CET 2008

> When will TeXLive 2008 will be released? So I can happily have XeLaTeX 
> 0.997 and some new packages working on my linux system.

AFAIK not before the summer. XeTeX will probably have reached version 
0.998 by then. In the meanwhile, I suggest you try installing the latest 
SVN version using these instructions:

mkdir xetex
cd xetex
svn co http://scripts.sil.org/svn-public/xetex/TRUNK
strip Work/texk/web2c/xetex #optional
sudo ./install-xetex
cd ..
mkdir xdvipdfmx
cd xdvipdfmx
svn co http://scripts.sil.org/svn-public/xdvipdfmx/TRUNK
./configure # you may have to add --with-kpathsea=<location of kpathsea 
strip src/xdvipdfmx #optional
sudo make install

That will install the binaries of xetex and xdvipdfmx, rebuild the 
formats, and install the latest development versions of xelatex-related 
packages (fontspec, etc) ُunder TEXMFLOCAL.

Hope it helps,


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