[tex-live] Why TL still doesn't use the latest version of metapost & pdftex ?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Aug 30 15:27:18 CEST 2007

On Don, 30 Aug 2007, luoyi wrote:
> Hello, the svn trunk version of TL still use MetaPost 0.993 & pdfTeX
> 3.141592-1.40.3-2.2 . Why not import the latest version of MetaPost
> (1.000) & pdfTex (1.40.5) ?

Program updates are usually done just before release is closing in. They
are too much pain to be done 4 times within a release cycle.
Furthermore, there is nobody building binaries anyway ...

Karl will probably answer, too.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
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