[OS X TeX] TeX i-Package updated (on Yale only)

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Apr 2 16:03:06 EST 2004

On Apr 2, 2004, at 16:41, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 2 apr 2004, at 16:16, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> From the release notes:
>> 2004/03/29:
>> • ppower4, texpower, pdfslide, pdfscreen, ifmslide and answers now 
>> taken directly from TeX Live's Master instead from my own (out of 
>> date) store.
> At least that is not on the first of April :-)
> (raise your hand
>     [like so: \usepackage{pifont}\raisebox{2ex}[0pt][0pt]{\ding{44}}]
> if you thought Gmail was an April's Fools joke).
> On a related note: do you have an idea when teTeX (i.e. Thomas Esser) 
> or gwTeX will update latex to the recently released LaTeX2e? 
> (Officially dated 23rd of December 2003: the 10 year anniversary 
> edition, see http://www.latex-project.org/ for details. In practice it 
> was released on 13th of March 2004).
> There are some changes that may be of interest to others here as well: 
> official utf-8 support in the inputenc package (without needing the 
> ucs package), and various other updates.
> I've been hesitant to try and install it myself, but I think this is a 
> typical change to try out on the Yale package.

There will be a massive reorganization of both TeX Live and teTeX and 
it is in the works. For those who want it, it is easy enough to replace 
my setup with a pure teTeX-beta (you need to compile and install).

The reason I am not following this development in my releases is its 
unstable state (TDS is being reorganized, stuff relocated, etc.). So, 
current developments, I am watching but not releasing.

I am waiting a bit until most of the dust has settled before I start 
checking and making sure it works. Then I also have to write conversion 
for old to new (for texmf.local), check that on install/update you do 
not get mix/match of old and new, etc. etc. A lot of work.

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