Tue Nov 10 16:25:44 PST 2009

TeX Live 2009 Released!

TeX Live 2009, a complete TeX system for use on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, has been released!

This release contains the latest versions of the various TeX binaries, as well as a wide variety of LaTeX packages, fonts, and other support files. Major new features include the cross-platform TeXworks editor, modeled on the TeXshop editor on Mac OS X; and new versions of the AMS PostScript Type 1 fonts, including the Computer Modern family, and an updated set of Euler fonts incorporating new designs from Hermann Zapf.

We currently have TeX Live 2009 installed on our Linux systems, but not as the primary TeX system; using it requires you to add /shared/local/texlive/2009/bin/i386-linux (on ponder) or /shared/local/texlive/2009/bin/x86_64-linux (on the other Linux systems) to your path. TeX Live 2009 will become the default TeX system on the Linux machines in the near future (once it has propagated to more mirrors).

TeX Live 2009 is available on our mirror server from http://mirror.hmc.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/. There are DVD ISO images that can be downloaded (in the Images directory) as well as a network installable version (in the tlnet directory).

For Mac OS X users, the MacTeX-2009 package should be available soon from our mirror server, in http://mirror.hmc.edu/ctan/systems/mac/mactex/. (Note that the mactex-20090320* packages are not the new release; the new release, with a date similar to 20091108 should appear soon.

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