Patches for VTeX 6.x distribution

(Updated 4/10/99 ::: Current Version 6.30)


VTeX is an ongoing project and from time to time we will be releasing improvements and corrections to the distribution (patches) These patches are available free of charge to current VTeX users. In addition to supplying these patches, we have other options on keeping your program up-to-date. To update you distribution, please make first make a note of what you have. (The [About] dialog of WVTE will tell you this.) If you, for example, have version 6.10 (and the latest is 6.11), you are one step behind. In this case, you would probably want to get the 610to611 patch and apply it. If your current version is 6.00, then you will need to get the 600to601, 601to602, and 602to610 patches [not all version numbers exists: there were no versions 6.03-6.09]. On the other hand, if you have 6.11, you are up to date, and there is nothing of use on this page (yet). Before getting the patches themselves, you may want to review the current change list (contains a very brief description of changes), and get one of the programs used to perform the patch. The programs are You can download either of the patch tools from the menu below. All of these files are .zip'ped, you will need to unpack them before using.
Patch Tools
16-bit patch program (PATCH16.ZIP--PATCH16.EXE) (should go into X:\VTEX)
32-bit patch program (PATCH32.ZIP--PATCH32.EXE) (should go into X:\VTEX)

Notice that the change from 6.02 to 6.10 was very substantial and involved changes and/or additions of about 40mb of data. The patch provided here is only partial: it does not, for example, include the EC font distribution, many other new fonts, the command-line HugeTeX compiler, or rewritten documentation. Now, you can download the appropriate patches. Please see a .rme file within each .zip file for details.
Patch Data
Download Patch Data
version 6.01 to 6.02
version 6.02 to 6.10
updated l2e distribution as in 6.10
updated graphicx distribution as in 6.10
new hyperref distribution as in 6.10
new pstricks distribution as in 6.10
new TeXpider distribution as in 6.10
version 6.10 to 6.11
version 6.11 to 6.12
version 6.12 to 6.20
version 6.20 to 6.21
version 6.21 to 6.22
version 6.22 to 6.23
version 6.23 to 6.30
new graphics & piechart distributions

To apply the patch programs (patch16 or patch32), you should unpack the .vdf files (VDF stands for VTeX Delta Files) files into the X:\VTEX\ subdirectory and switch there. Befor applying the patch make sure to look at the supplied .rme file for additional details, especially when updating from 6.02 to 6.10. The general syntax of the patch command is

X:\VTEX> <patch-program> <patch-data>

For example, if you apply the 6.01 to 6.02 patch using the 16-bit patcher, enter:

X:\VTEX> patch16 601to602.vdf

Or, if you apply the 6.10 to 6.11 patch using the 32-bit patcher, enter:

X:\VTEX> patch32 610to611.vdf


Do not destroy the patch files after you apply them. Patches correct only the installed distribution of VTeX and only the components that have been installed. If you need to reinstall or install new components, you may need the patch files again.
In addition to patches, from time to time, we'll be adding new installation packages. These packages can be added to your distribution. Before downloading and installing a package, please make sure that you have an up-to-date distribution of VTeX---we anticipate that in most cases a new package will require the most current VTeX. To install these additional packages, unzip the downloaded files into a temporary directory and run WINSTALL.

Other options

Some users may prefer receiving updated distributions as they come out from us, instead of applying on-line patches. You may choose the following two options: