TeX Live

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TeX Live
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Original author(s)TeX Users Group
Developer(s)Karl Berry
Initial release1996
Stable release
2021 / 1 April 2021; 2 months ago (2021-04-01)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemFreeBSD, Linux, macOS, NetBSD, Solaris, Windows
Available inEnglish, Czech/Slovak, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese
TypeTeX distribution
LicenseLaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), GPL (Version 2)
Websitewww.tug.org/texlive/

TeX Live is a cross-platform, 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 openSUSE,[3] Fedora,[4] Debian,[5][6] Ubuntu,[7] Termux[8] and Gentoo.[9] Other Unix operating systems like OpenBSD,[10] FreeBSD[11] and NetBSD[12] have also converted from teTeX to TeX Live.

The project was originally started by Sebastian Rahtz in 1996 in collaboration with the TeX user groups worldwide, including the TeX Users Group. Today, it is maintained by Karl Berry, Akira Kakuto, Luigi Scarso and many other people.[13]

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 of 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.[14]

For Mac OS X there is MacTeX[15] which comprises the full TeX Live distribution as well as some additional tools for using TeX on the Mac, most notably the editor TeXShop and the bibliography manager BibDesk. Similar to Basic MikTeX in MikTeX, a substantially smaller download, BasicTeX, can also be used for Mac as well.[16][17] TeX Live can also be compiled and installed through MacPorts.

Release history[edit]

Legend: Old version, not maintained Older version, still maintained Current stable version Latest preview version Future release
Version Release date Significant changes Link
Current stable version: 2021 1 April 2021 [1]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2020 10 April 2020 [2]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2019 19 April 2019 New interface for TeX Live Manager. [3]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2018 28 April 2018 Case-insensitive file name matching on Unix by default. LaTeX default input encoding now UTF-8. [4]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2017 4 June 2017 LuaTeX 1.04.[18] [5]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2016 5 June 2016 LuaTeX 0.90.[18] [6]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2015 LaTeX2e now include fixes previously found in fixltx2e.[19] LuaTeX 0.80.[18] [7]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2014 [8]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2013 XeTeX now uses HarfBuzz for font layout.[19] LuaTeX 0.77.[18] [9]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2012 MorphOS port[20] [10]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2011 biber added.[19] LuaTeX 0.70.[18] [11]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2010 Automatic EPS conversion for pdfTeX. PDF 1.5 output by default. XeTeX have margin kerning.[21] LuaTeX 0.60.[18] Can no longer be run live from a DVD.[19] [12]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2009 TeXworks included in Windows and OSX ports. Asymptote included.[19] LuaTeX 0.40.[18] [13]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2008 Incremental updates over the internet. First release with LuaTeX.[19] [14]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2007 First release with XeTeX.[19] [15]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2005 [16]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2004 New folder structure.[19] [17]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2003 e-TeX as default. Latin Modern included.[22] [18]
Old version, no longer maintained: 7 2002 Mac OS X support[22] [19]
Old version, no longer maintained: 6 July 2001[22] Finegrained collections.[22] [20]
Old version, no longer maintained: 5 March 2000[22] Removed all non-free software.[22] [21]
Old version, no longer maintained: 4 1999[22] Windows support. Web2C 7.3.[22] [22]
Old version, no longer maintained: 3 1998[22] Web2C 7.2.[22] [23]
Old version, no longer maintained: 2 1997[22] [24]
Old version, no longer maintained: 1 May 1996[22] [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Esser. "teTeX: no next release". Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  2. ^ "TeX Live". Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  3. ^ "openSUSE Software Search - TeX Live Packages". Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Fedora Wiki - TeX Live Migration". Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Debian -- Details of package texlive in jessie". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  6. ^ "TeX Live and Debian". Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Ubuntu -- Details of package texlive in wily". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  8. ^ "TeX Live Package Management". The Termux Wiki.
  9. ^ "Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 30 September 2008". Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  10. ^ Edward Barrett (June 2008). Barbara Beeton (ed.). "Porting TeX Live to OpenBSD" (PDF). TUGboat. Portland, Oregon, United States: TeX Users Group. 29 (2): 303–304. ISSN 0896-3207. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  11. ^ "FreeBSD ports for TeX Live". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  12. ^ "The NetBSD Packages Collection: print/texlive-tetex". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  13. ^ "TeX Live - TeX Users Group". tug.org. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Release notes for TeX Live 2009". Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  15. ^ "MacTeX". Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  16. ^ "The Definitive, Non-Technical Introduction to LaTeX, Professional Typesetting and Scientific Publishing". Math Vault. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  17. ^ "New Features - MacTeX - TeX Users Group". tug.org. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "LuaTeX Roadmap". Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h "The TEX Live Guide—2016". Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  20. ^ https://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2013-07-00028-EN.html
  21. ^ Karl Berry. "TEX Live 2010 news" (PDF). TUGboat. Portland, Oregon, United States: TeX Users Group. 31 (2): 173. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Rahtz, Sebastian. "TeX-Collection 2003" (PDF). Retrieved 29 May 2017.

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