[tex-live] serious bug in longtable

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Thu Feb 12 10:08:57 CET 2015

> I'll see if I can find a way to make an experimental release,
> although I'd be interested in your (or anyone's) opinion whether an
> "xlongtable" ctan package would be helpful or confusing if the
> intention is eventually to roll the changes into "longtable".

I think an experimental longtable package distributed from CTAN under
a different name is indeed problematic.  Instead, I suggest that you
publish a request for help on the various TeX related places in the
internet that points to the current longtable SVN version (tagged as
experimental).  People should test it and report back to you whether
it works as expected.

An alternative is to implement all changes protected by a `v5' package
option, then uploading it to CTAN as a new longtable version.  As soon
as everything works fine, `v5' becomes a no-op.  If necessary, a
`compat' option could be added in case there are incompatibilities
between v5 and v4.


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