MiKTeX 2.9.7300 has been released on February 17, 2020.

Group-delimited \input argument

MiKTeX adopted the forthcoming TL 2020 \input enhancement which allows you to specify file with spaces in the name:

\input{my stuff}
\input{"my stuff"}

To quote Karl Berry:

For TL 2020, I think we're going to be able to extend \input so that it can take a grouped argument (\input{...}), and thus allow any character in the name -- except that " characters will still be eliminated, at LaTeX's request. This won't affect the standard space/token-delimited use of \input in any way.

CentOS 8

MiKTeX is now available for CentOS 8. Quick installation instructions:

sudo rpm --import "https://keyserver.ubuntu.com/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xD6BC243565B2087BC3F897C9277A7293F59E4889"
sudo curl -L -o /etc/yum.repos.d/miktex.repo https://miktex.org/download/centos/8/miktex.repo
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install miktex

Please read this HOWTO, if this is the first time you install MiKTeX for Linux.

LCDF Typetools

The MiKTeX distribution now includes LCDF Typetools, a bundle of outline font manipulation tools.

Upgraded programs

  • asymptote 2.62
  • autosp 2020-02-06
  • dvipdfmx 20200116
  • dvipng 1.17
  • dvips 2020.1
  • dvisvgm 2.8.2
  • LuaTeX 1.12.0
  • pdftex 1.40.21
  • pmxab 2.9.4

Upgraded libraries

  • libpng 1.6.37

Fixed issues

  • 419: Admin mode required but not accessible
  • 420: miktexsetup fails -- how to advance?
  • 422: Increase font_mem_size upper limit
  • 428: GSF2PK failed on postscript font
  • 435: language patterns in the format can not be changed manually
  • 436: Problems with the oberdiek package
  • 438: Create "fc-cache.exe" as alias
  • 441: Cannot build new format
  • 448: miktex-makepk fails if the transcript file does not exist
  • 451: Clicking Close button vs pressing Esc key upon finished package installation
  • 459: dvipng 1.16 with pk fonts error on Win32
  • 471: BibTeX max_glob_strs = 10 or 20 much too small; could we have 100, please?