[OS X TeX] So what to do with MacTeX?

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Sun Nov 26 22:17:33 EST 2006

On Nov 26, 2006, at 9:45 PM, Nathan Paxton wrote:

> So I've been watching all the discussion about the new MacTeX  
> distribution, and as a fairly intermediate mac user (i.e., not  
> afriad of the command line, can read some code, can do most of what  
> I want with TeX, but can't and don't want to program or HAVE to  
> deal with too much stuff under the hood), I'd be interested in  
> seeing what people advise.
> 	I installed the previous version of MacTeX (the 10 November  
> version), which seems to be based on GW's TeXLive i-package (since  
> I update it through the i-Installer).  Now that there's an updated  
> version of MacTeX, which we've discussed much on the list, is there  
> any reason to install that?  Or should I perhaps wait for the dust  
> to settle and do that after 1 January?  What advantage will be  
> conferred to me by "upgrading"(?) to the newest MacteX?
I would definitely advocate waiting for the dust to settle, and then  
some, unless you have problems with any packages atm. I haven't  
personally updated my LaTeX distribution for almost a year and a  
half, and I am very happy with it as it is (thanks Gerben!). I don't  
really find much need to be in the cutting edge for TeX, certainly  
not if things are working for you.

> -N

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