[XeTeX] XeTeX version on Mac OS X

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Jun 22 00:52:17 CEST 2006

On 21 Jun 2006, at 11:24 pm, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Hello!
> Recently I wouldn't belief my eyes when Ralf Stubner compared his
> Linux XeTeX with a Mac XeTeX. Yesterday I found this on my PPC Mac:
> 	pete 223 /\ pdftex --version
> 	pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
> 	kpathsea version 3.5.5
> 	pete 224 /\ xetex --version
> 	XeTeX 3.141592-0.994a (Web2C 7.5.3)
> 	kpathsea version 3.5.3
> Is this on purpose?

You mean the version number mismatch?

The version of web2c/kpathsea in the xetex source repository has  
recently been updated to 7.5.5/3.5.5, to match the current TeX Live  
repository. So you may have seen those version numbers on Ralf's  
xetex, if he has downloaded and built it in the past 12 days, but the  
current Mac binary package predates that change.

For most purposes, it doesn't really matter.


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