[tex-live] --with-etex, --without-etex, --with-pdftex, --without-pdftex ?

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Sat Jul 3 20:48:25 CEST 2004

Sebastian Rahtz writes:

> yes. we _are_ behind in binary building. I think some people are
> holding off until the source claims to be stable. I think its with
> you and Martin :-}

Chicken, meet egg.

With the changes to the format files and options and stuff, I need
feedback from users of the new binaries in order to know whether there
are any bad mistakes left.  Happily, some things that would have been
showstoppers were found -- that Thomas is using much the same source
in the teTeX-beta helps here as well.

Also, other change requests tend to dribble in over time, and will
continue, up to the point where I get told that we have to have a code
freeze.  (For example, the discussion about backward compatibility of
options, and whether aleph and omega shouldn't just parse-and-ignore
options like -translate-file and -8bit.)

Coming up is a bit more of that, as well as some changes requested to
get cross-compiling work better for the Cygwin maintainer (I _think_
I've got that part down to something small and simple now.)

Olaf Weber

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