Release Notes: Platforms: armhf-linux, mips-irix, i386-netbsd, and amd64-netbsd have been added or revived; powerpc-aix has been removed. Distribution layout: the top-level texmf/ directory has been merged into texmf-dist/. Many small language collections have been merged together. MetaPost: native support for PNG output and floating-point (IEEE double) has been added. LuaTEX: updated to Lua 5.2, and includes a new library to process external PDF page content. Many changes to XeTeX. xdvi: now uses FreeType instead of t1lib for rendering. microtype.sty: some support for XeTEX and LuaTEX. tlmgr: new pinning action.
Release Notes: luatex defaults to PDF output, new dviluatex, and dvilualatex executables. The original Omega engine and Lambda format been excised. A new release of the AMS Type 1 fonts and Euler fonts is included. The new GUI front end TEXworks is included for Windows. The graphics program Asymptote is included for several platforms. The separate dvipdfm program has been replaced by dvipdfmx. The Kpathsea library is now multi-threaded (which is used in MetaPost). The entire TEX Live build is now based on Automake. Executables for the Cygwin and i386 NetBSD platforms are now included.