Updated: TeX Live 2013

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Jun 21 10:57:00 GMT 2013


Cygwin's TeX Live packages have been updated to the latest upstream 
release, TeX Live 2013.

TeX Live provides a comprehensive, cross-platform TeX system.  It 
includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts 
that are free software, including support for many languages around the 
world.  For more information, see

   http://www.tug.org/texlive/

The TeX Live executables and supporting libraries are contained in the 
following Cygwin packages:

*** texlive-20130529-1

*** libkpathsea6-20130529-1
*** libkpathsea-devel-20130529-1

libkpathsea is a TeX file and path search library.

*** libptexenc1-20130529-1
*** libptexenc-devel-20130529-1

libptexenc is a TeX Unicode encoding library.

*** asymptote-2.23-1

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language for 
technical drawing, inspired by MetaPost but with an improved C++-like 
syntax.  Asymptote provides for figures the same high-quality 
typesetting that LaTeX does for scientific text.

In addition, upstream TeX Live provides thousands of "packages", grouped 
into "collections".  There is a Cygwin package for each upstream 
collection; there are also Cygwin packages containing documentation for 
some of the collections.

*** texlive-collection-basic-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-basic-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-bibtexextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-bibtexextra-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-binextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-binextra-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-context-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-context-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsextra-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-fontutils-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-fontutils-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-formatsextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-games-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-genericextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-genericextra-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-genericrecommended-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-genericrecommended-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-htmlxml-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-humanities-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-humanities-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langafrican-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langarabic-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langcjk-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langcyrillic-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langczechslovak-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langenglish-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langeuropean-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langfrench-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langgerman-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langgreek-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langindic-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langitalian-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langother-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langpolish-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langportuguese-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-langspanish-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-latex-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-latex-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-latexextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-latexextra-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-latexrecommended-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-latexrecommended-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-luatex-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-luatex-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-mathextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-mathextra-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-metapost-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-metapost-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-music-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-music-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-omega-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-pictures-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-pictures-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-plainextra-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-pstricks-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-pstricks-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-publishers-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-publishers-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-science-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-science-doc-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-xetex-20130529-1
*** texlive-collection-xetex-doc-20130529-1

Due to upstream reorganization of the collections, the following Cygwin 
packages are now obsolete:

*** texlive-collection-documentation-arabic
*** texlive-collection-documentation-base
*** texlive-collection-documentation-bulgarian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-chinese
*** texlive-collection-documentation-czechslovak
*** texlive-collection-documentation-dutch
*** texlive-collection-documentation-english
*** texlive-collection-documentation-finnish
*** texlive-collection-documentation-french
*** texlive-collection-documentation-german
*** texlive-collection-documentation-italian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-japanese
*** texlive-collection-documentation-korean
*** texlive-collection-documentation-mongolian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-polish
*** texlive-collection-documentation-portuguese
*** texlive-collection-documentation-russian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-serbian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-slovenian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-spanish
*** texlive-collection-documentation-thai
*** texlive-collection-documentation-turkish
*** texlive-collection-documentation-ukrainian
*** texlive-collection-documentation-vietnamese
*** texlive-collection-langcroatian
*** texlive-collection-langfinnish
*** texlive-collection-langhebrew
*** texlive-collection-langhungarian
*** texlive-collection-langlithuanian
*** texlive-collection-langmongolian
*** texlive-collection-langswedish
*** texlive-collection-langtibetan
*** texlive-collection-langturkmen
*** texlive-collection-langvietnamese
*** texlive-collection-texinfo

With one exception, setup.exe should automatically offer to install 
replacements for any of these obsolete packages that you have installed. 
  The exception is the tiny package texlive-collection-texinfo, whose 
contents have now been absorbed by the much larger 
texlive-collection-plainextra.  Most people do not need what was in 
texlive-collection-texinfo, but they have installed it because it was 
mistakenly required by various other packages.  So if you really want 
it, you'll have to explicitly choose to install 
texlive-collection-plainextra.

Postinstall scripts
===================
Many of the texlive-collection-* packages have time-consuming 
postinstall scripts, especially if they have to install fonts or 
formats.  Please be patient, and don't assume that the scripts or 
setup.exe have hung.

Recommendations
===============
Most people do not need the full TeX Live installation, which is huge 
and can take hours to install.  If you're not sure what you need, here 
are some possible ways to start:

Minimal: Install texlive and its dependencies.  This provides plain TeX 
but not LaTeX.

Small: Install texlive-collection-latex and its dependencies.  This is a 
minimal installation with LaTeX.

Standard: Install texlive-collection-latexrecommended and its 
dependencies.  This provides the most commonly used non-graphics LaTeX 
packages.  Install texlive-collection-pictures if you want the standard 
graphics packages too.

If you find you need more, consider installing the following packages:

* texlive-collection-bibtexextra
* texlive-collection-binextra
* texlive-collection-fontsextra
* texlive-collection-formatsextra
* texlive-collection-genericextra
* texlive-collection-latexextra
* texlive-collection-mathextra

Ken Brown
Cygwin's TeX Live maintainer

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