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Current state of binaries in minimals

program windows linux linux-64 mac-intel mac-ppc latest TL recommended
metapost latest (A/M) 1.002 (SVN #202) 1.002 1.002 1.00x 1.002 (SVN #202) 0.993 any
pdfTeX latest (A/M) 1.50.0/#326 (M) 1.40.5 (M) 1.50.0/#326 (M) 1.50.0/#326 (M) 1.40.5 or 1.50.0/SVN #326 1.40.2 any
XeTeX latest (A/M) 0.997/#543 (M) 0.997/#539 (M) 0.997/#543 (M) 0.997/#526 (M) 0.997/SVN #556 0.996 0.997/SVN #526 (#543) or later
xdvipdfmx latest (A/M) 0.4/#96 (M) 0.5/#102 (M) 0.5/#102 (M) 0.4/#96 (M) 0.5/SVN #103 0.5 0.5/SVN #102
luatex latest (A/M) 0.21.0/SVN #981 (M) 0.20.2 (M) 0.21.0/SVN #981 (M) 0.20.2 (M) 0.20.2 (0.21.0/SVN #981) -- 0.21.0/SVN #981

A = automatic, M = manual

Binary sources







Rsync on Windows behaves a bit weird. We fetched binaries from

After rsync-ing binaries, one needs to execute

chmod 777 tex/texmf-win/bin/*

It might be that numbers smaller than 777 are OK as well, but I didn't want to risk. From rsync bundle one needs to have at least

cygiconv-2.dll # for chmod
cygintl-3.dll  # for chmod

to be able to use rsync from the garden properly. I have no idea what happens if cygwin is in PATH.

building XeTeX and xdvipdfmx

(This might need to be moved to some better place, for example under XeTeX, but I needed to leave a note on building process before we all forget it.)

SVN sources are available at:


Prerequisits: You need to have the runtime libraries for fontconfig and zlib installed, as well as the devel package for fontconfig

Taco's notes (for linux)

XeTeX's build process needs the tex binaries directory in the path to deduce an installation directory from. On the contextgarden, that should be /opt/texlive2007/bin/i386-linux/, because it assumes the path is TDS compliant (i.e., it ends with '/bin/<<platform>>')

 $ export PATH=/opt/texlive2007/bin/i386-linux:$PATH

Arthur's notes (for xdvipdfmx)

$ export XETEX=location-of-xetex-TRUNK
$ CFLAGS="-I$XETEX/texk -I$XETEX/Work/texk -I$XETEX/libs/freetype2/include -I$XETEX/libs/freetype2" \
   LDFLAGS="-L$XETEX/Work/texk/kpathsea/.libs -L$XETEX/Work/libs/freetype2" ./configure

Cross-compiling for PPC on Intel Mac

I see that Mojca has left homework for me to do over the week-end ;-) so here goes:

In order to cross-compile for PPC on a Intel Mac, you need to give the compiler and the linker the following additional switches:

-arch ppc

Pretty damn simple, isn't?

So all you have to do is set CFLAGS and LDFLAGS before you run configure (as well as CXXFLAGS, if applicable). Of course it may be that some Makefiles don't honor these variables and override them with something of their own, and this is the major inconvience you will have to deal with (this is actually what the Makefile for lua does; here you would have to set something like MYCFLAGS or XCFLAGS in addition).

Obviously, you can also use a similar instruction to cross-compile the other way round (build for Intel on a PPC host); it's called -arch i386; and if you give both at the same time, it results with a so-called universal binary (the size of which being approximately the sum of the size of both individual binaries). Arthur 17:20, 30 September 2007 (CEST)

For pdfTeX it's enough to say

CFLAGS="-arch ppc" LDFLAGS="-arch ppc" CXXFLAGS="-arch ppc" ./build.sh

Non-Polish Fonts

List of fonts in the old minimals

already there

  • bluesky
    • ams
  • hoekwater
    • context/contnav (is it needed? it's in ConTeXt already)
    • mflogo
    • misc/manfnt
  • public
    • marvosym

temporary there

These fonts will be removed once there will be TeX Gyre math available.

  • urw
    • helvetic
    • palatino
    • times
  • public
    • pxfonts
    • txfonts

superseeded by TeX Gyre

  • urw
    • avantgar (Adobe AvantGarde) -> Adventor
    • bookman -> Bonum
    • courier -> Cursor
    • helvetic -> Heros
    • ncntrsbk (Adobe New Century Schoolbook) -> Schola
    • palatino -> Pagella
    • times -> Termes
    • zapfchan -> Chorus
  • public
    • qfonts

may be removed

  • bluesky
    • cm
  • public
    • cs
    • pl

sort them first

  • adobe/utopia
  • bitstream/charter
  • bluesky
    • ams - check
    • latex-fonts -?
  • public
    • antp -?
    • cb
    • cm-super
    • eulervm
    • fourier
  • urw
    • symbol
    • utopia
    • zapfding

Math support needed


  • Helvetica
  • Times: tx (see type-enc) or belleek or symbol math or omega math
  • Palatino: px (or Pazo) or euler
  • Bookman: kerkis (check)
  • Schoolbook: millenial/fourerenc
  • cmbright
  • Concrete and Euler or Concrete Math

forget-me-not (how to generate map files for XeTeX):

ctxtools --dpx --force --maproot=/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.pkgs/fonts/map/dvips/tex-gyre

Different (check)

  • wcm for syrillic
  • la/lb/lc rb1000 etc.
  • lhr
  • cbgreek
  • computer concrete (AMS) - see type-enc
  • euler (AMS)
  • AMS symbols
  • fourier
  • \definefontsynonym [RalfSmithFormalScript] [rsfs10]
  • \definefontsynonym [MartinVogel] [fmvr8x]