[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue May 25 16:55:28 CEST 2010

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi,
> Karl Berry wrote:
>> Give it a try if you're willing.
> I just tried a network install of the context scheme. First, the
> very good news: both context mkii and mkiv are close to perfect,
> based on the tests I have done so far.
> Nevertheless, some requests and remarks, in order of importance:
> * it would be really nice if the tl installer could be made to run
>   an initial
>     luatools --generate
>   in post-install because otherwise the 'context' command does
>   not work out of the box.
> * fmtutil does not want to generate the context mkii formats, even
>   though they are defined in fmtutil.cfg. Maybe this is because there
>   are two entries with the same name?
> * it would be even nicer if fmtutil could be made to support mkiv
>   formats as well. The creation command is:
>   context --make [en|nl|fr|ro|de|it]
>   [|] == alternate choices
>   even just 'en' would be really nice to have.
> * assuming the final version will keep shell_escape=p: can 'mpost'
>   please be added to the list of acceptable commands? otherwise
>   we will have to ask all context users to add shell_escape=t
>   by themselves
> * because $TEXMFCACHE is not set in texmf.cnf, the context luatex-cache
>   folder ends up in my $TMP directory (but that's ok, it works)
> * perhaps the pxfonts and txfonts packages can be added into
>   scheme-context. context uses these for math in the default 'palatino'
>   and 'times' typescripts.

An addition (but I think Karl is aware of that already) the targets of
the scripts 'rlxtools' and 'ctxtools' are not executable yet.

Best wishes again,

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