[tex-live] Is pdftex developed in TeX Live?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Dec 17 00:23:13 CET 2013

On 2013-12-16 at 21:44:47 +0000, Karl Berry wrote:

 >     Is the TeX Live repository the pdftex upstream?
 > The actual upstream is at supelec
 > (https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/pdftex), and has been for years
 > now.  But in practice it's fine to use the TL sources.
 > As for help with your building the patched version, it's not
 > exactly germane to tlbuild, since you are explicitly disabling TL
 > stuff.  So if no one answers there, you might try pdftex at tug.org,
 > and if that fails too, ntg-pdftex at ntg.nl.
 > As for actually getting the patches installed, Thanh would be the
 > person to look at that.  He is not on tlbuild but is on the others.
 > I forwarded him the url, anyway.

I'm currently investigating how to create valid PDF/A-1b files with
LuaTeX.  Since LuaTeX is based on pdfTeX, it inherited the linebreak
problems.  I'm very interested that Taco gets involved too.


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