TeX Live 2016 released

You may have read the great news on ctan-ann or TeX.tips: this year’s update of TeX Live has been released. It is available on CTAN and via http://tug.org/texlive. What’s new?

  • GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) is used for file verification for update security.
  • There are a lot of changes in LuaTeX backend.
  • pdfTeX and XeTeX got new primitives (fundamental commands).
  • MetaFont got experimental Lua integration.
  • MetaPost got bug fixes and was prepared for a new major version coming soon.
  • Some tools got updates, including the TeX Live Manager aka tlmgr.

It doesn’t sound like a big change, but it comes with updates for a lot of packages compared to last year’s TeX Live 2015.

I thank the TeX Users Group and the TeX Live team for that yearly milestone!


09. June 2016 by stefan
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