[pdftex] SVG and pdftex.

Thanh Han The thanh at river-valley.org
Sun Nov 1 17:50:17 CET 2009

On 11/1/09, Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>  > 1) On sarovar.org pdftex is listed as 1.40.9  August 16, 2008 while TL
>  > 2009 comes with  1.40.10

yes it is, except that pdftex svn is hosted at supelec.

>  is sarovar still the canonical repository?  (we certainly gave up on it,
>  for the ctan catalogue)

pdftex 1.40.10 will be released at bout the same time as TL09 final.

>  > 2) http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=luatex claims that
>  > essence” complete — no new facilities are being developed, since the
>  > limitations of the present structure mean that the returns on effort
>  > invested are diminishing. The PDFTeX team has announced that no
>  > further developments will be added after the release of PDFTeX 1.50.0,
>  > which will be the next major release.
>  >
>  > So, what about 1.50 (with alpha version available from svn for years)
>  > - no, I never actually tried it?

there is no fixed plan for 1.50.0 yet, except that it will
be the last major release. After that only bug fixes are
to expected.

>  plainly i should revise what my faq says.

I think the current version is ok.


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