[OS X TeX] Three new MacTeX install packages

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 23 18:11:38 EST 2006

On 23-nov-2006, at 23:53, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> On 23 Nov 2006, at 17:31, Richard Koch wrote:
>> 	MacTeX_teTeX (based on Gerben Wierda's original distribution,  
>> 332.1 MB)
>> 	MacTeX_GWTeXLive (based on Gerben Wierda's TeX Live version,  
>> 377.4 MB)
>> 	MacTeX_TeXLive (the full TeX Live 2005 distribution, unmodified,  
>> 596.4 MB)
> (...)
>> until texlive 2006 appears.
> Just as a matter of curiosity: why the customisations of TeXLive by  
> Gerben (GWTeXLive) don't make their way up to the official Tex  
> Live-2006 distribution? In the mid term, is there any need of a  
> customised version of TeXLive for the Mac, or would it be better  
> that the Mac community contributes to the official TeXLive  
> distribution?

The main contribution by Gerben of TeXLive is creating a subset of  
the whole installation, that corresponds roughly to the old teTeX +  
gwTeX combination. A full TeXLive is a lot larger, and may be harder  
to download. It is not a matter of adding the stuff Gerben did into  
TeXLive, although some of the configuration may end up in TeXLive (in  
a default installation). Think of setting the TEXMFHOME parameter to  
~/Library/texmf rather than ~/texmf. Work on this is ongoing.


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