[tex-live] last-minute update to xetex?

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 11:59:51 CET 2016

Hi Karl,

I realize the sources for TL'16 were supposed to be final a couple of 
weeks ago, but as always..... is there a possibility of a last-minute 
update, or are we too late?

Specifically, in response to a recent request on the mailing list:


I have just proposed a change (it's currently on a sourceforge branch, 
but could be merged to master at any time) to make the max hyphenatable 
word length user-adjustable. The default remains 63 chars (for stability 
of existing documents), but I've added a parameter 
\XeTeXhyphenatablelength that can be adjusted by the author (there's a 
hard limit of 4K, which should be enough for the foreseeable future...)

So, can we consider committing this to TL svn to be part of this year's 
release, or are we too far along already?


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