[texhax] Fwd: kerTeX: TeX and al. under BSD license

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 20 00:29:37 CET 2011

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:14:07PM +0000, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> tlaronde at polynum.com wrote:
> >If it is a patched version of TeX, I have significantly reorganized and
> >simplified the whole hierarchy, so it should be easy to just adapt the
> >change files starting with the vanilla TeX instances (initex, virtex and
> >triptex).
> It is indeed "a patched version of TeX", but the "patches"
> are very powerful and provide much-needed functionality :
> 	http://tex.loria.fr/moteurs/etex_ref.html
> 	http://tex.loria.fr/moteurs/etex2_man.pdf

"patched" means a web change file: etex.ch
There is also a "etrip" test.
No other libraries are needed unlike pdfTeX, XeTeX, ...

> >But it is not on my planning for now. But if someone just wants to add
> >it, and something isn't clear in the way kertex_M and kertex_T work
> >together, just ask!
> >My immediate aim is to provide a simple, sure distrib of TeX and al. that
> >Donald E. Knuth could just install if needed.

Hopefully someone will add e-TeX, then there is a risk that also
other persons might want to use this distribution of TeX :-)

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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