[tex-live] [OS X TeX] pdftricks and Texlive 2008 ?

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Mon Nov 24 14:05:14 CET 2008

Robin Fairbairns schrieb:
> Daniel Becker <daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de> wrote:
>> Hm - dropping pdftricks altogether is going to confuse a lot of users,
>> I think. Isn't pdftricks the most common way to use pstricks together
>> with pdflatex as it doesn't need a special sequence of commands?
>> http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=pdf/pdfoutput
> which lists pdftricks well down its list, and starts its description
>   Another more elegant way, but much more difficult is to use the
>   pdftricks package.
> though i admit it does list a ctan location for the package...  (after
> sarovar.org)
> the page actually recommends pst-pdf:
>   The best solution is to use the package pst-pdf which itself needs the
>   newest preview package, available from CTAN.
> since i've never used pstricks "in anger", i really have no actual
> opinion about the issue.

yes, the package is still in use


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