[tex-live] License of TeX
karl at freefriends.org
Mon May 1 00:47:23 CEST 2006
Are you volunteering to do the work of re-integrating it with
web2c/teTeX/TeX Live? Not to mention MiKTeX.
Meanwhile, all the other tex.web-based programs (e.g., tex, omega,
aleph) will now have to be updated/built independently, and changes made
redundantly in multiple places if things are to stay in sync. That's
actually the work I was most concerned about. But I guess there is no
alternative at this point.
(I do understand how development is made much more efficient with a
So if you're dropping kpathsea, will pdftex still read texmf.cnf files?
Pay attention to the same environment variables, with the same syntax?
Do subdir searching? I.e., is the user-level search interface to be the
same as kpathsea, or was compatibility not a concern?
With these laconic answers, I feel like I'm begging for scraps.
You've apparently made a decision which will impact every distribution
and potentially every TeX user, and we only heard about it by accident.
Can you please be a little more forthcoming?
Check out the latest pdfTeX 1.40-beta. :-)
Nothing on pdftex.org. Nothing on pdftex.sarovar.org. Ah, there it is,
I should have known, I guess.
Ok, I got it, but I see nothing in the NEWS file about eliminating
kpathsea, and indeed, kpathsea is still in the source tarball. Where am
I supposed to look? What is the story? Please answer in more than one
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