[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: TeX Live 2015

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Jul 31 22:20:00 GMT 2015


Cygwin's TeX Live packages have been updated to the latest upstream release, TeX 
Live 2015.

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-20150521-1

* libkpathsea6-20150521-1
* libkpathsea-devel-20150521-1

libkpathsea is a TeX file and path search library.

* libptexenc1-20150521-1
* libptexenc-devel-20150521-1

libptexenc is a TeX Unicode encoding library.

* libsync1-20150521-1
* libsync-devel-20150521-1

libsync is a TeX source/output synchronization library.

* libtexlua52_5-20150521-1
* libtexlua52-devel-20150521-1

libtexlua52 is a TeX lua scripting library.

* libtexluajit2-20150521-1 (x86 only)
* libtexluajit-devel-20150521-1 (x86 only)

libtexluajit is a TeX Just-In-Time lua compiler library.

libsync, libtexlua52, and libtexluajit are new (as standalone libraries) with 
TeX Live 2015.

* asymptote-2.35-1

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-20150617-1
* texlive-collection-basic-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-bibtexextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-bibtexextra-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-binextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-binextra-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-context-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-context-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-fontsextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-fontsextra-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-fontutils-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-fontutils-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-formatsextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-games-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-genericextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-genericextra-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-genericrecommended-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-genericrecommended-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-htmlxml-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-humanities-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-humanities-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langafrican-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langarabic-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langchinese-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langcjk-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langcyrillic-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langczechslovak-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langenglish-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langeuropean-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langfrench-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langgerman-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langgreek-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langindic-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langitalian-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langjapanese-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langkorean-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langother-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langpolish-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langportuguese-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-langspanish-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-latex-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-latex-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-latexextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-latexextra-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-latexrecommended-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-latexrecommended-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-luatex-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-luatex-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-mathextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-mathextra-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-metapost-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-metapost-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-music-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-music-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-omega-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-pictures-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-pictures-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-plainextra-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-pstricks-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-pstricks-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-publishers-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-publishers-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-science-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-science-doc-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-xetex-20150521-1
* texlive-collection-xetex-doc-20150521-1

Recommendations
===============
Most people do not need the full TeX Live installation, which is huge and can 
take a long time 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

Fontconfig
==========
There is a script /usr/bin/texlive-enable-fontconfig that you can run if you 
want the fonts distributed with TeX Live to be available to applications that 
rely on fontconfig.  See /usr/share/doc/texlive/README.Cygwin for more details. 
  (The script can take a few minutes to run, so be patient.)

Ken Brown
Cygwin's TeX Live maintainer

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