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Thomas Esser

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Feb 11, 2003, 7:16:08 PM2/11/03
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Well, a long time has been around since teTeX-1.0 ... I hereby proudly
presend:

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teTeX 2.0
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This is the announce of teTeX-2.0, a TeX distribution for UNIX
compatible systems.


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Main features of teTeX-2.0:
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- included files reviewed for license problems; teTeX now is free software!
- program packages: web2c 7.4.5, pdfTeX 1.10a, e-TeX 2.1, Omega 1.23.2.1,
xdvik 22.40v, dvipsk 5.92b, dviljk 2.6p2, dvipdfm 0.13.2c, ps2pk 1.5,
makeindex 2.14, texinfo 4.4, texconfig 2.0, updmap 2.0, texdoctk
- main TeX formats:
plain.tex 3.14159265, LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>, ConTeXt 2003.1.31
- TDS (TeX Directory Structure) compliant support tree
with fonts / macros / documentation: 150 MB, >11000 files
- easy to install and to customize, even for a multi-platform setup
- ready for producing resolution independent (bitmap free) postscript or
pdf documents (including thumbnails, hyperlinks and bookmarks)

For release notes, please look at ./NEWS inside the tetex-src tarball.


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Legal notice / license
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teTeX is free software. Individual files and sub-packages are copyright
by different authors, but I have taken care that everything is free
software as defined by the free software foundation:
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html


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The files / installation
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You can get teTeX-2.0 from the following server:
ftp://cam.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/unix/teTeX/2.0/distrib/ (UK)

Other servers will follow shortly:
ftp://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/unix/teTeX/2.0/distrib/ (GER)
ftp://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/unix/teTeX/2.0/distrib/ (US)

A full list of mirrors is available here:
ftp://cam.ctan.org/tex-archive/CTAN.sites

From these servers, you need the following files for teTeX-2.0:

sources of the programs (required):
==> tetex-src-2.0.tar.gz

support tree with fonts / macros (required):
==> tetex-texmf-2.0.tar.gz

sources for parts of the texmf tarball (optional):
==> tetex-texmfsrc-2.0.tar.gz

The installation instructions are included in the tetex-src.tar.gz
archive as files INSTALL (complete instructions) and QuickInstall
(short version).


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Windows and MacOS X versions
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I don't maintain such ports myself, but you can get them here:
Windows (win32) http://www.fptex.org/
MacOS X (darwin) http://www.rna.nl/tex.html


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Documentation / getting started
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teTeX contains a lot of documentation about the packages it includes.
For a start, please look at
texmf/doc/tetex/TETEXDOC.{ps,pdf,dvi}
and
texmf/doc/index.html
texmf means the directory in which you have unpacked the tetex-texmf
tarball during the installation process


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De-support of repacked and binary distribution
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Unlike previous releases, I don't plan to make binary releases or
sub-packges of the texmf tarball. Lots of other projects and people
provide teTeX in repacked and compiled form and I am willing to maintain
links to such resources on teTeX's web page. I think that I will do
a better service to the TeX community by concentrating on the three
tarballs (src, texmf, texmfsrc) and shorter release cycles, than by
providing binaries and repacking the distribution.


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Mailing lists / web pages:
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Mailing lists:
for discussion: te...@dbs.uni-hannover.de
for announcements: tetex-a...@dbs.uni-hannover.de

Related web pages:
http://tug.org/teTeX/
http://www.pdftex.org/
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes
http://www.dante.de/
http://tug.org/
http://www.pragma-ade.com/

Have fun!

Thomas Esser, February 2003

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Thomas Esser
Email: t...@dbs.uni-hannover.de

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