[tex-live] Two fixes

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Tue Aug 1 20:25:34 CEST 2006

Hi Gerben!

last year you said about the deprecated altpdf* scripts that "Next year they
can go." - see below.
can they now be removed from the TeX Live?

On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 17:24:34 +0200
 Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2005, at 16:18, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> > "GW" == Gerben Wierda writes:
> >
> >>> 1) did you decide not to show the message like this: please call
> >>> "simpdftex format inputfile"
> >
> >  GW> Yes. The message is adapted from the name of the called
> >  GW> deprecated script. If you call altpdflatex you get "simpdftex
> >  GW> latex input" and if you call altpdftex you get "simpdftex tex
> >  GW> input". The message is a bit larger and empty lines before and
> >  GW> after to facilitate finding it in the log window of front ends.
> >
> > ok - but as far as i see it still doesn't show anything like this (i
> > symlinked altpdftex to your new simpdftex from P4 repository to test
> > this):
> That is not the way. I haven't set it up yet on TL.
> > also, what do you intend to do is user will call one of altpdf*
> > scripts in TeX Live 2005: show a message as discussed above and
> > proceed with generation, or stop and ask to use the new syntax?
> Stop and ask to use the new syntax. altpdftex and friends must become
> unavailable, they will only be still there as help message. Next year they
> can go.
> (Maybe something likewise can be done with the ifpdf mess. Nah, probably
> not).
> G

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