[pdftex] [tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Jan 11 13:17:20 CET 2010

On 11/01/2010 11:57, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> Please no hyperref as default. It is a useful package, I use it
>> sometimes, but it also breaks some documents. For instance, if you
>> want to write a document in Hindi (Marathi, Nepali, Sanskrit) using
>> the Velthuis package, hyperref must not be loaded. The hyperref
>> package is too huge so that I do not know where the problem is. It
>> used to work a few years ago but I am not sure whether I still have
>> all the files that worked. At that time I did much work on OS/2 but
>> both my OS/2 computers have already crashed.
> First, I confessed in extremism. So it was a 90%-joke. But in
> remaining 10% I was serious as so many people do not use hyperref
> where there are no problems only advantages from it ...

This is wandering a long way off topic, but with my LaTeX Project hat 
on, do not worry: LaTeX2e is not going to go anywhere near such a 
radical change. On the other hand, I think it's fair to say that the 
LaTeX3 code will include hyperlinks out of the box.
Joseph Wright

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