[tex-live] Having a .fmt for different engines
taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Jan 5 14:36:00 CET 2007
>> 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.
> 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
For instance, there is supposed to be Omega v2 soon. I completely
agree with Jonathan.
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