MiKTeX2.9: Release Notes

Christian Schenk

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Highlights

  • LuaTeX

System requirements

MiKTeX2.9 requires one of the following Windows platforms:

  • Windows7

  • WindowsVista with Service Pack2 (all editions except Starter Edition)

  • WindowsXP with Service Pack3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

  • Windows Server2008R2

  • Windows Server2008 with Service Pack2

  • Windows Server2003R2

  • Windows Server2003 with Service Pack2

Breaking changes

Windows Platforms

Windows2000 is no longer supported.

WindowsXP platforms must have at least service pack3 installed.

WindowsVista platforms must have at least service pack2 installed.

Windows Server2003 platforms must have at least service pack2 installed.

Windows Server2008 platforms must have at least service pack2 installed.

LuaTeX

The MiKTeX distribution now includes LuaTeX (Version beta-0.60.2).

ConTeXt

MiKTeX2.9 brings back ConTeXt to MiKTeX users.

Yap

The classic (version 2.4) render method has been reimplemented: DVI files are rendered using bitmaps fonts (text) and Ghostscript (EPS figures). The slow Dvips render method still can be selected for documents containing a lot of fancy PostScript specials.

Upgrades

  • BibTeX 0.99d

  • Dvipng 1.14

  • Dvips 5.99

  • MakeIndex 1.15

  • pdfTeX 1.40.11

  • TeXworks 0.4

  • XeTeX 0.9997.4

Hyphenation Patterns

The TeX engines now load all known hyphenation patterns.