[XeTeX] Wacky behavior of XeLaTeX in TeXLive 2011

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 23:58:50 CET 2011

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 23:31, Ross Moore 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.
> which seems to be advocating that since patched binaries are available
> then everyone (!) should be getting them, more or less automatically.

No. Only patched sources are available, patched binaries are not.

> That is most certainly not the case. By all means get them if you want to,
> realising that you could be on the cutting edge, and it is entirely your
> own responsibility

Updating binaries would not mean living on cutting edge, but rather
getting bug fixes.

I'm sorry.

I was already wondering how one could have TL 2011 on Ubuntu (I have
never heard of Ubuntu switching to TL 2011), but as I already said:
even if one is using original TeX Live 2011, the synctex bugs leading
to non-working synchronisation in TeXworks are still present. (I don't
understand why binaries are not rebuilt.)


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