|Developer(s)||MacTeX TeXnical working group|
MacTeX-2016 / June 6, 2016
|Operating system||Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.11|
|Platform||PPC and Intel|
|Type||TeX Live redistribution|
|License||Mixed free licenses|
MacTeX is a redistribution of TeX Live, a typesetting environment. While TeX Live is designed to be cross-platform (running on Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows), MacTeX includes Mac-specific utilities and front-ends. It is also pre-configured to work out-of-the-box with Mac OS X as it provides sensible defaults for configuration options that, in TeX Live, are left up to the user to allow for its cross-platform compatibility.
MacTeX is packaged and distributed by the MacTeX TeXnical working group, a subgroup of TeX Users Group (TUG). TeX Live is distributed by the TUG, making MacTeX less a fork of TeX Live than a customised repackaging.
The MacTeX install package contains three subpackages:
- TeX Live
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