[tex-live] Having a .fmt for different engines

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Jan 5 14:36:00 CET 2007


(Reinhard?) wrote:
>> But there is a good reason not to change the TDS: At the moment Taco
>> is merging the functionality of aleph into pdftex and he plans to add

That much is true.

>> the functionality of xetex to pdftex too.  

That should read 'some of the functionality of xetex'. I have definately
no plans to incorporate the whole of xetex into pdftex at time point.

Jonathan wrote:
> IMO, it's too early to know what the future of the pdftex project is  
> going to be, and how soon we might converge on a single engine. And  in 
> any case, it's entirely possible that around the same time as  
> xepdflualephtex <grin> is completed, some new idea will spring up and  
> give us another variant engine, which we'll need to support for a few  
> years.

For instance, there is supposed to be Omega v2 soon. I completely
agree with Jonathan.

Best, Taco

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