16. October 2010 11:31
I am glad to announce that MiKTeX 2.9 supports ConTeXt Mark IV. Many Thanks to Mojca Miklavec who helped make it happen.
5. August 2010 20:10
MiKTeX 2.9 (to be released this month) supports the following operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (all editions except Starter Edition)
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (all editions except Starter Edition)
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
MiKTeX 2.9 will not run on Windows 2000. This is a breaking change.
A GNU/Linux version of MiKTeX 2.9 is not planned at this time.
16. July 2010 21:47
It is time to sync MiKTeX with recent technology boosts (XeTeX character protrusion, LuaTeX). So here we go. This is the MiKTeX 2.9 roadmap.
August 2010: MiKTeX 2.9 Beta
Some upgrades (pdfTeX, XeTeX, TeXworks, MetaPost, BibTeX, ...)
October 2010: MiKTEX 2.9 (general availability release)
December 2010: Yap enhancements
PS: A special thanks to all who have donated to the MiKTeX project. You make it possible!
16. May 2009 19:36
A beta release of MiKTeX Portable is now available. The portable edition allows you to carry MiKTeX on a portable storage device for use on any Windows computer. By using the portable edition you leave no traces on the host computer and you do not need administrator privileges. Please visit www.miktex.org/portable/ for more information.
2. April 2009 11:37
A portable MiKTeX edition will be available later this year. The portable edition allows you to run MiKTeX from a portable flash drive:
you carry MiKTeX on a portable drive for use on any Windows computer
configuration settings are stored on the portable drive and not on the host computer
by using the portable edition, you leave no traces on the host computer
you do not need administrator privileges on the host computer
A beta will be released soon.
23. February 2009 10:10
A new release for GNU/Linux will be available later this week. It is tagged "MiKTeX Tools 2.8 Beta 2".
MiKTeX-pdfTeX, the MiKTeX variant of the pdfTeX angine, has been ported.
Binary packages (deb/rpm/tgz) are now available for i386 GNU/Linux systems.
The engine features integrated package management: missing packages will be installed on-the-fly (after confirmation).
The binary is installed as miktex-pdftex so that it can coexist with the pdftex binary of the host TeX system.
Binary packages (deb/rpm/tgz) and source code will be released later this week. Keep an eye on the MiKTeX Tools home page (http://miktex.org/unx/).
5. September 2008 15:44
I have started MiKTeX 2.8 development a short while ago. Here is what has been done and what will happen in the next couple of months:
MiKTeX package manager GUI (Linux)
My development progress bar shows sixty percent.
What has been done:
- package information is displayed in a list view window
- it is possible to install/remove packages
What is missing:
- search for packages (using file names or keywords
The source code will be made available soon.
Coding this initial version was fun. I have learned many new things (Qt, Unix build tools, ...). Not a waste of time. But:
Now that TeX Live has a nice package manager of its own, I do not
expect much interest in the MiKTeX package manager for Linux. That
said, I only will continue to spend time on this project, if more
pledges come in. See http://micropledge.com/projects/miktex-mpm-qt?do=pledge, for more information.
Nothing happened yet. I took a look at the LuaTeX development sources and discovered no stumbling points. On principle, it should be possible to integrate LuaTeX. And I will start this task in October. It remains to be seen whether LuaTeX will be successful. At the moment, only ConTeXt seems to make use of its features.
pdfTeX for Linux
I will make available the MiKTeX version of pdfTeX for Linux.
23. August 2007 09:54
Sad but true: It is not likely that MiKTeX 2.7 works on legacy Windows systems (9x/Me/NT). It seems that the new build system, Visual Studio 2008, does not support legacy targets.
20. August 2007 22:50
I am planning to make available a beta version of MiKTeX 2.7 in September. This will contain XeTeX 0.996. The 2.7 status page will be updated soon.
22. February 2007 10:34
MiKTeX 2.6 will offer COM interfaces that make it possible to automate MiKTeX-specific tasks. More...