[tex-live] builing new images with new tlpmgui?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jan 31 17:02:16 CET 2007

Hi David!

On Mit, 31 Jan 2007, David Kastrup wrote:
> Uh, does this even make sense?  The ifxetex package will be used when
> it is _not_ clear whether or not something is compiled using xetex.
> So it should not be in xetex-specific search paths, and it does not
> really make sense to only install it when indeed xetex is installed.

I see the point, but what would be the correct place? We have ifpdf.sty
in collection-latexrecommended which is also bad in the sense that it
can be used in generic tex documents as well.

I thought that it might make sense in:
- collection-xetex
	because it is only used there
- collection-base
	because it can be used in all the packages to check it

Maybe in fact both ifpdf.sty and ifxetex.sty should be moved to
collection-base ...

Jonathan, what is your opinion? As main xetex guru I guess you shoud
speak up for now?!

Best wishes


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