[tex-live] serious bug in longtable
d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 10:21:10 CET 2015
On 12 February 2015 at 09:08, Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:
> > 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.
Currently it has a couple of half added fixes that clash, it does not work
so it doesn't need testing so much as it needs time time to fix.
> 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.
Yes I added a compat option as there certainly will be incompatibilities.
The main bugs relate to incorrect page breaking and you can't fix that
without changing the page breaking and affecting existing documents.
I'll see what I can do, but If I don't find time to make an acceptably
robust and backward compatible version before the TL2015 cut off I would
rather leave it as it is than put out a half thought out change.
So I honestly can't say at this point.
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