[pdftex] bug report: pdflatex given segmentation fault

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Wed May 24 12:31:40 CEST 2006

On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 11:19:56AM +0200, holop ferenc wrote:

> hmm, Heiko Oberdiek said that
> > a) "more uptodate" doesn't necessarily mean beta software
> >    there are many releases in between.
> but you did show the banner of the beta version...

This is the tested version. Why should I test all versions in between?

> > b) It is better to use a release with bugs, than beta software
> >    that fixes the bugs?
> > c) pdfTeX is free software. Its users may help the pdfTeX
> >    developers by trying beta or even alpha software.
> if someone still uses 1.21, the chances are that they use some tex
> distribution and are not comfortable with upgrading things by hand.
> the same people probably won't be comfortable runing beta software
> either.

Then the TeX distribution can be updated. And if there is no update
available, this is not a problem of pdfTeX.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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