[tex-live] Installing TeXLive2008 on Cygwin

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Aug 27 01:06:44 CEST 2008

Angelo Graziosi writes:
 > Reinhard Kotucha ha scritto:
 > > George N. White III writes:
 > > 
 > >  > Xetex may be more difficult simply because it uses more 3rd party libraries
 > >  > (fontconfig, etc.) that may not have suitable ports to Cygwin.
 > > 
 > > As Angelo said, fontconfig is already supported (version 2.4.1). I
 > > hope it's not too old.
 > Confirmed! 2.4.1 is the current version in Cygwin.
 > > 
 > > Last night I downloaded Cygwin in order to burn it on a DVD and update
 > > my system at work.  There are two trees, "release" and "release-2".
 > > The latter one is not mentioned in the documentation at all but I
 > > suppose that it's something what Debian people call "testing" or
 > > "unstable".  Can anyone confirm?
 > You should not use the release-2 area: it is only for Cygwin maintainers
 > and contains the next 1.7 version of Cygwin. (Perhaps it will be
 > released before the end of 2008 ant it is very unstable.)

Thanks for warning me.  If the files in the "release" directory are the
latest stuff, I probably have instaled them already.


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