[OS X TeX] LuaTeX

Alexander Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Wed Jul 30 09:35:20 EDT 2008

Quoting Holger Schulz <qdl at gmx.net>:

> Dear Bruno,
> thanks.
> Am 2008-07-30 um 13:42 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> For LuaTeX to work you need not only a binary but also a whole TeX  
>> infrastructure to support it (kpsewhich, texconfig, fmtutil, etc.).  
>> All this will be included in TeXLive-2008 (and MacTeX-2008), working 
>>  out of the box. If you're willing to wait a few more months, that  
>> would be the easier solution.
> I have the current MacTeX installed. Does it have, what it needs? I'm 
>  wiling to wait but I can't afford. Currently, I have some spare 
> time,  which I could spend on LuaTeX.

Current MacTeX is based on TeXLive2007. You will have to get the TeXLive 2008
beta  from TUG's website.


>> Currently (ie in the current beta), there are problems building  
>> luatex and problems making and finding formats with it. These  
>> problems are being resolved and are far from trivial.
> Well, OK. But, is there somewhere a instruction I could read to  
> decide, if it's trivial enough for me?
> Thanks
> hs

Alexander Hamann <Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de>

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