[tex-live] Omega and the recent changes in TDS

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Mon Aug 22 18:20:08 CEST 2005

> > TeX syntax should not be there. Maybe, something that you should
> > discuss with the Omega developers or Olaf Weber.
> Well, discussing anything with the Omega developers certainly makes no
> sense, because they absolutely don't care about their users.

But, you can ask on tex-k or Olaf Weber directly about a solution for
your problem.

> Hence the problem. Yes, there are special directories for most
> (engine,format) pairs, but no directories for files which are
> related with a specific engine rather than with a specific

Maybe, we can just use
instead of the old

(Karl: it might make sense to extend the TDS for this -- explicitly
allow tex/<engine> in addition to tex/<format>).

At least, we have all files which are accessed by the same API
(kpse_tex_format) in one directory inside the texmf tree ($TEXMF/tex).
This was the main problem which was "solved" be omitting the top-level
<engine> directories.

> BTW, I am wondering why plain omega (unlike lambda) even hasn't 
> its own directory in the search path (i. e. something like
> texmf/tex/plainomega).

There is no need for a separate search path, aslong as there are no
conflicting files. That might be the reason.

> I just don't understand why I have to put into a format-specific
> directory something that really is only engine-specific.

Good point.

> Of course, but this doesn't make them useful for tex (they are probably

Look at it at the API level. omega and tex use the same implementation
for finding files for \input.


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