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

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jan 31 17:07:50 CET 2007

On 31 Jan 2007, at 4:02 pm, Norbert Preining wrote:

> 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 ...

Yes, given that they can be used in both latex and "generic" jobs (I  
believe), col-base would make the most sense, IMO.


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