[tex-live] Omega and the recent changes in TDS
te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Mon Aug 22 18:20:08 CEST 2005
> > TeX syntax should not be there. Maybe, something that you should
> > discuss with the Omega developers or Olaf Weber.
> Well, discussing anything with the Omega developers certainly makes no
> sense, because they absolutely don't care about their users.
But, you can ask on tex-k or Olaf Weber directly about a solution for
> Hence the problem. Yes, there are special directories for most
> (engine,format) pairs, but no directories for files which are
> related with a specific engine rather than with a specific
Maybe, we can just use
instead of the old
(Karl: it might make sense to extend the TDS for this -- explicitly
allow tex/<engine> in addition to tex/<format>).
At least, we have all files which are accessed by the same API
(kpse_tex_format) in one directory inside the texmf tree ($TEXMF/tex).
This was the main problem which was "solved" be omitting the top-level
> BTW, I am wondering why plain omega (unlike lambda) even hasn't
> its own directory in the search path (i. e. something like
There is no need for a separate search path, aslong as there are no
conflicting files. That might be the reason.
> I just don't understand why I have to put into a format-specific
> directory something that really is only engine-specific.
> Of course, but this doesn't make them useful for tex (they are probably
Look at it at the API level. omega and tex use the same implementation
for finding files for \input.
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