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[ANNOUNCEMENT] TeX Live 2016 collections




Cygwin's TeX Live collections have been updated to the latest upstream release of TeX Live 2016. The latter was frozen as of 2017-04-12 in preparation for the pretest of TeX Live 2017.

TeX Live provides a comprehensive, cross-platform TeX system. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that are free software, including support for many languages around the world. For more information, see

  http://www.tug.org/texlive/

Upstream TeX Live provides thousands of "packages", grouped into "collections". There is a Cygwin package for each upstream collection; there are also Cygwin packages containing documentation for some of the collections.

* texlive-collection-basic-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-basic-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-bibtexextra-20170412-1 (TEST)
* texlive-collection-bibtexextra-doc-20170412-1 (TEST)
* texlive-collection-binextra-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-binextra-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-context-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-context-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-fontsextra-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-fontsextra-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-fontutils-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-fontutils-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-formatsextra-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-games-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-genericextra-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-genericextra-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-genericrecommended-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-genericrecommended-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-htmlxml-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-humanities-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-humanities-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langafrican-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langarabic-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langchinese-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langcjk-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langcyrillic-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langczechslovak-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langenglish-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langeuropean-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langfrench-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langgerman-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langgreek-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langindic-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langitalian-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langjapanese-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langkorean-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langother-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langpolish-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langportuguese-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-langspanish-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-latex-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-latex-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-latexextra-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-latexextra-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-latexrecommended-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-latexrecommended-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-luatex-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-luatex-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-mathscience-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-mathscience-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-metapost-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-metapost-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-music-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-music-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-omega-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-pictures-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-pictures-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-plainextra-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-pstricks-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-pstricks-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-publishers-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-publishers-doc-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-xetex-20170412-1
* texlive-collection-xetex-doc-20170412-1

The mathscience collection is new; it is a combination of the old mathextra and science collections.

The bibtexextra collection is marked as a test release because it includes biblatex-3.7, which is designed to work with biber-2.7. In order to use it, you will have to install the test release of perl-5.24 and then build biber-2.7 yourself. I can provide instructions if anyone wants to do this.

Recommendations
===============
Most people do not need the full TeX Live installation, which is huge and can take a long time to install. If you're not sure what you need, here are some possible ways to start:

Minimal: Install texlive and its dependencies. This provides plain TeX but not LaTeX.

Small: Install texlive-collection-latex and its dependencies. This is a minimal installation with LaTeX.

Standard: Install texlive-collection-latexrecommended and its dependencies. This provides the most commonly used non-graphics LaTeX packages. Install texlive-collection-pictures if you want the standard graphics packages too.

If you want or need more, consider installing some of the following:

* texlive-collection-binextra
* texlive-collection-context
* texlive-collection-fontsrecommended
* texlive-collection-fontutils
* texlive-collection-genericrecommended
* texlive-collection-luatex
* texlive-collection-mathscience
* texlive-collection-metapost
* texlive-collection-plainextra
* texlive-collection-xetex

Fontconfig
==========
There is a script /usr/bin/texlive-enable-fontconfig that you can run if you want the fonts distributed with TeX Live to be available to applications that rely on fontconfig. See /usr/share/doc/texlive/README.Cygwin for more details. (The script can take a few minutes to run, so be patient.)

tlmgr
=====
texlive-collection-basic includes a restricted version of the tlmgr (TeX Live Manager) utility. See /usr/share/doc/texlive-collection-basic/README.Cygwin for more details.

Ken Brown
Cygwin's TeX Live maintainer

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