[pdftex] version confusion

James W. Haefner jhaefner at biology.usu.edu
Tue Apr 3 11:22:02 CEST 2001

Ok, I'm confused or malfunctioning...

I go to

in subdir 0.14f and I see

I go to subdir snapshots/20010126 and I see

I expected that files with names containing dates in them will correlate in some
non-monotonic way with version number, but unless I did something really wrong
when I expand pdftex-linux-20010126.zip it tells me 
[root at bnr233 web2c]# ./pdftex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-13h-pretest-20010126 (Web2C

when I expand
it tells me:

[root at bnr233 pdftex20000525]# ./pdftex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14f-released-20000525 (Web2C 7.3.2x)

What (or where) is the latest version? and why do we have what strikes me as a weird
convention?  What is the significance of the different version numbers in Web2C? Do I need
to update that as well?

(Both versions of pdftex seem to work...)


James W. Haefner            
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