[pdftex] Has anyone cpmpiled a windows version of the latest pdftex?

Bob Howlett rhowlett at mail.usyd.edu.au
Sat Oct 15 08:47:09 CEST 2005

Thanh Han The wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 06:36:12PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>Robert Howlett wrote:
>>>Recently, Reinhard Kotucha wrote to this list (in another context):
>>>" if you see how pdfTeX evolved the last few months, you can be quite
>>>I would really like to be able to start using the latest version of
>>>but being unable to compile a windows binary, it seems to me that I
>>>In the good old days, when Thanh released a new version of pdftex he
>>>would release a binary for dos/windows. Later Fabrice Popineau , would
>>>do this.  Is their out there somewhere a kind person who is willing to
>>>a windows binary and make it  publically available?
>>the windows binaries can be fetched from the xemtex site (hosted by
> I always release djgpp binaries for each new version I
> publish. For testing purpose it seems to be fine to me. For
> daily use I have no experience, as I am a linux user.
> Probably Ulrich Dirr or Hans Hagen can comment on the
> performance of the djgpp binaries.
> Thanh
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Ulrich pointed me to the djgpp version at pdftex.sarovar.org,
and I got it. It seems to work fine. (But nowadays I have some
tex files with long filenames; so I'll have to adapt a little.)

As far as I could find, Fabrice hasn't released a 1.30 version.


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