[XeTeX] OT?: Interesting? post about LuaTeX on usenet:comp.text.tex

Musa Furber musaf_spamtrap at runbox.com
Thu Aug 10 18:23:55 CEST 2006

On Aug 10, 2006, at 7:03 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 10 Aug 2006, at 4:36 pm, Musa Furber wrote:
>> On Aug 10, 2006, at 3:57 PM, William Adams wrote:
>>> My apologies to those who get this twice for the wasted bandwidth.
>>> [...]
>>> There's a note about XeTeX at the end of it.
>> Does LuaTeX today run on more than XeTeX's three platforms well
>> enough to be used for production work?
> Re XeTeX's "three platforms".... it depends how you count. I'm aware
> of it running on:
>    Mac OS X - PPC
>    Mac OS X - Intel
>    Windows XP (wonder if it runs on Windows 2000?)
>    Linux x86
>    Linux PPC
>    Linux AMD64
>    Solaris/SPARC
> ...and it probably runs on various other Unix-y things as well. (What
> else does LuaTeX run on? I guess there are still people running OS/2
> or BeOS or Amiga...)
> [...]

My hunch is that users put actually running on one or more  
architectures before having the potential to do so.

Has anyone tried compiling XeTeX on the various BSD family? If it can  
compile on NetBSD you can probably get it to run on Fred Flintstone's  


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