TeX Live 2015 and MacTeX 2015 released Print
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Written by Stefan_K   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 16:49
TeX Live

TeX Live 2015 has been released. TeX Live is a comprehensive TeX and LaTeX system running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix operating systems. For Mac OS X, a special version MacTeX 2015 is available.

Some of the changes:

  • The fixes, which were previously available by explicitly loading the fixltx2e package, are now enabled by default. You still can revert to the old behavior: the new latex release package enables you to switch on backwards compatibility to a chosen release date.
  • A small but useful improvement is a new float storage allocation mechanism. By default, LaTeX could handle 18 floats at a time, a higher number would cause an error. Now, you can say \extrafloats{600} to allow 600 more.
  • Under the hood, it improved the support for Unicode engines.
  • The release uses a new build system.
  • pdfTeX now supports EXIF metadata in JPEG files.
  • The shell script fmtutil has been reimplemented in Perl. Now it works with multiple formats at once, and it’s better customizable.

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