[XeTeX] Wacky behavior of XeLaTeX in TeXLive 2011

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Mon Nov 7 11:19:20 CET 2011

Hi Mojca,

On 07/11/2011, at 8:40 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> But Ubuntu probably just took the released version and not the branch
> with fixes. Also, unless I'm mistaken, I'm not aware of official TL
> distribution shipping patched binaries either and I don't exactly
> understand why since the mechanism to ship new binaries is in place.

There was a whole thread on this 2-3 weeks ago:

      How to manually create the xelatex.fmt?

Some quite heated views were expressed on how/when distributions
should or should not upgrade. It is impossible to agree with
everything that was said. Which is the whole point.

Also there are 2 ongoing threads which identify problems in the
way XeTeX currently works. Until these are solved satisfactorily, 
I wouldn't be recommending upgrades for systems that require 
releases to be stable and correctly documented.

> Mojca



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