[tex-live] inclusion of pdf figures in tex-live 2015

Robert B. Gozzoli r.b.gozzoli at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 01:30:28 CEST 2015

Dear Karl,
thus, as normal user, should we stick to PDF 1.5 as format for any PDF
to be attached? I talk as user only.
I tried to google a bit, but I do not know or understand why newer PDF
formats cannot be processed without warning or anything. It might be
for compatibility with older files - I understand that - but some
users might question it.
A final question. Akira suggested to put V 7 in dvipdfmx.cfg.
If I do so, will it work even for whenever dvipdfm will be updated?
And is it advisable for me doing such a change?


On 18 July 2015 at 06:04, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>     I think xdvipdfmx should produce PDF-1.5,
> It does, so far as I know.  That's the "V 5" in dvipdfmx.cfg.
>     all pdfLaTeX, dvipdfmx, LuaLaTeX produce PDF-1.5 as output.
> Right.  This is not a coincidence.
>     I think the default output-driver as "xdvipdfmx -q -E" should be
>     changed to "xdvipdfmx -E",
> The messages cited earlier in this thread seem far too verbose to be
> useful to me to enable by default.  A reasonable person seeing such junk
> spewed out of their xetex run could not conclude "oh, that's why my
> figures are blank, and so I should do xxx to fix it".
> The question in my mind is what exactly was changed, and why, and is
> there a workaround, and can we change it back?  jjgod, khaled, someone,
> please speak up?  I have no way to know without trawling through all the
> source changes, which I can't do today.
> We also clearly need a NEWS file for dvipdfm-x, so that there is a place
> for such places to be noted.  Whoever makes the next user-visible change
> to the program, please start one!
> karl

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