[XeTeX] "Minimalist" TeX?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri May 18 08:01:15 CEST 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 07:49:46PM -0700, C Y wrote:
> >> XeTeX is not MIT but GPL. It uses a GPL library (poppler), so...
> >> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3304292&group_id=194926&atid=951385
> >
> > That affects only the resulting binary, XeTeX code is still MIT licensed
> > (unless pdfimage.cpp is *copying* code from poppler), AFAIK.
> Has anyone looked at what would be involved with using something like
> libHaru instead of poppler, to avoid the issue?  Would the XeTeX
> project be interested in such a patch?

Poppler is used to read PDF files (for inclusion) not to write them.


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