TeX Live

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TeX Live
Logo TeX Live.svg
Tex live screenshot.png
Original author(s) TeX Users Group
Developer(s) Karl Berry
Initial release 1996
Stable release 2014 / 14 June 2014; 39 days ago (2014-06-14)
Development status Active
Operating system AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, Solaris, Windows
Available in English, Simplified Chinese, Czech/Slovak, French, German, Polish, Russian, Serbian
Type TeX distribution
License LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), GPL (Version 2)
Website www.tug.org/texlive/

TeX Live is a free software distribution for the TeX typesetting system that includes major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts. It is the replacement of its no-longer supported[1] counterpart teTeX.[2] It is now the default TeX distribution for several Linux distributions such as Fedora,[3] Debian,[4][5] Ubuntu[6] and Gentoo.[7] Other Unix operating systems like OpenBSD,[8] FreeBSD[9] and NetBSD[10] have also converted from teTeX to TeX Live.

The project was originally started by Sebastian Rahtz in 1996 in collaboration with the TeX users groups worldwide, including the TeX Users Group. Today, it is maintained by Karl Berry.

Up to version 2009, TeX Live could be run directly, or “live”, from a CD ROM, from a DVD ROM, or from any other mobile device, hence its name. As from TeX Live 2010, it was no longer possible to run the distribution from the TeX Collection DVD due to restrictions in storage space. TeX Live follows the TeX Directory Structure.

Since the 2009 release, the editor TeXworks is included for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X as well as the vector graphics language Asymptote.[11]

For Mac OS X there is MacTeX[12] which comprises TeX Live as well as some additional tools for using TeX on the Mac, most notably the editor TeXShop and the bibliography manager BibDesk. TeX Live can also be compiled and installed through MacPorts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Esser. "teTeX: no next release". Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "TeX Live". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fedora Wiki - TeX Live Migration". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Debian -- Details of package texlive in lenny". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "TeX Live and Debian". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ubuntu -- Details of package texlive in karmic". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 30 September 2008". Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  8. ^ Edward Barrett (June 2008). "Porting TeX Live to OpenBSD" (PDF). In Barbara Beeton. TUGboat (Portland, Oregon, USA: TeX Users Group) 29 (2): 303–304. ISSN 0896-3207. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "FreeBSD ports for TeX Live". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "The NetBSD Packages Collection: print/texlive-tetex". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Release notes for TeX Live 2009". Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "MacTeX". Retrieved 20 November 2009. 

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