[pdftex] Man page for pdftosrc
frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Nov 2 08:24:47 CET 2005
Hi Thomas, hi all,
(sorry for the fullquote - don't know whether Thomas knows about the
Hilmar Preusse <hille42 at web.de> wrote:
> On 04.08.05 Heiko Oberdiek (oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de) wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 10:02:31PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> > >>>>> "Heiko" == Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> writes:
>> > > On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 09:40:44AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> > >> the pdftosrc program included in pdftex has no documentation so
>> > >> far. A year ago, Hilmar Preusse has started to write one and
>> > >> asked on this list about comments on his draft, but unfortunately
>> > >> nobody stepped up to have a look at it.
>> > > Since AR 7/Linux and AR 6/Other, attachted files (see attachfile
>> > > package) can be extracted by normal user without the need of
>> > > special programs. Therefore I would consider pdftosrc obsolete
>> > > for the purpose of attaching and extracing files.
>> > there are many reasons not to regard pdftosrc as obsolete.
>> > Adobe does not support all platforms, so there are many people who have
>> > to use xpdf instead.
>> The attachted files can also be extracted by other tools such
>> as pdftk (operation unpack_files).
> Thanks for response. I've closed now the bugs in our BTS (#215248,
> #260132, #272107, #320823) by writing a short explanation, what
> pdftosrc was written for and how to achieve this using other tools.
Thomas, will you remove pdftosrc from teTeX; pdftex people, will you
remove it from the pdftex distribution?
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