[Slackbuilds-users] Tex Live 2014 - Update / Part 2
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Jul 1 14:54:23 UTC 2014
On Tue, 1 Jul 2014, Jim Diamond wrote:
> However, there are a lot of new features which people use. For example, I
> stopped using PSTricks long ago in favour of TikZ (not to suggest it is
> uniformly superior), and assuming TikZ is not found in Slackware's tetex,
> I'd be dead in the water trying to use it.
That's certainly reasonable. I stick with PSTricks because it's familiar
and I have Herbert's books. I do upgrade when he makes changes so the
backend (TeXLive since Tom Esser recommended it) is really immaterial for
> Judging by info on comp.text.tex, there have been lots of updates and
> additions to PSTricks in the last few years, so anyone using TE's last
> version of tetex would be out of luck on that.
> So I'd say it is not so much that tetex has "deficiencies", but it is
> (now) a small subset of what TeX currently is. And anyone who is making
> use of "new" features can't live in the tetex world.
True. I've not looked closely at what's included with TeXLive, I just keep
upgrading and using it. :-)
Many thanks for the explanations,
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