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

Thierry Laronde tlaronde at polynum.com
Tue Dec 20 19:26:20 CET 2011

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 07:25:44AM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 06:15:26PM -0500, Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> > <http://libharu.org/>
>   "At this moment libHaru does not support reading and editing existing PDF
>    files and it's unlikely this support will ever appear."
> AFAIK, LuaTeX is using xpdf/poppler to *read* PDF files (for inclusion),
> it does not use any PDF writing functionality of it.

As long as a program does not depend heavily on external libraries that
draw nightmare portability problems, or can be pruned from dependencies
that have only a marginal utility, everything is open.

But if the dependencies are a nightmare, it is simpler to start not from
scratch! but from vanilla TeX.

        Thierry Laronde <tlaronde +AT+ polynum +dot+ com>
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