[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package in the *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Sep 7 19:09:08 EDT 2005
As we are closing in on the TL2005 release and as I am working on
improving the package, I would really like to see some heavy testing of
the just now released i-Package for TeX. Some special important issues:
- TL2005 should be tested mainly, but TL2004 and TL2003 (ppc only) are
available as well. TL2005 is based on TL as of Sep 7 (very recent).
This is release candidate material with pdfTeX 1.30.
- This package's binaries have been entirely created on OS X 10.4. I
would like to know if these work on OS X 10.2 and OS X 10.3 (10.3
tested locally and that seems OK). I *really* would like 10.2 reports.
- Important: The altpdftex scripts have been deprecated and made
non-functional. This change was announced to the frontend maintainers
last year (so it should have been incorporated since). Instead of
you now say
simpdftex latex foo
simpdftex latex --maxpfb foo
(format first, switches after) you might need to change that in your
preferences yourself. The reason for this is flexibility and less
As much has changed, the download is stiff. The complete package now is
around 200MB (3 releases, 2 of which for 2 architectures). Luckily, if
you select a basic install, the download is roughly stil the same as it
was. A full install, installs both i686 and powerpc binaries so you can
easily sync/share/copy your TeX. This is slighly larger han it was.
Fattening the i-Package gets you the entire 200MB.
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