[pdftex] SVG and pdftex.

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 3 17:06:09 CET 2009

John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 01 November 2009 09:10:58 Martin Schröder wrote:
> > 2009/10/30 John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>:
> > > there plans for including it in pdftex?  I can of course convert 
> to pdf
> > > in each case but that is an extra step.
> >
> > pdfTeX is frozen, so no.
> > A patch for luaTeX would probably be welcome, though. :-)
> Is luatex the replacement for pdftex insofar as development is 
> concerned?

what does that mean?

luatex seems to be the only engine actively under development, but it
doesn't seem to be reusing the same personnel (much).

luatex may or may not supplant all the functions of pdftex, in the same
way that pdftex has supplanted "bare" tex.  but the signs are that luatex
will be "there for us" on a predictable timetable.

there are articles about it in the latest tugboat (which arrived here a
small number of days back, while i was away).  i've not read them.


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