[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing

Martin Schröder ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Fri May 7 12:56:38 CEST 2004

On 2004-05-06 21:07:49 -0400, Karl Berry wrote:
>       Proposed solution: Keep support for pdftex.cfg, but declare it
>       as deprecated and support only the mapfile entries. All other
>       entries are ignore (with a warning).
> Sure.  But what do you (Martin) think, as you're the one who has to
> implement it :)?  I assume you're ok with it or it wouldn't be getting
> proposed :).

The next pdfTeX release will implement this.


>     - pdfeTeX as the only engine. This could lead to several
>       compatiblity problems, most with packages that are unable to
>       handle pdfTeX in dvi mode.
>       Proposed solution: Do not switch to pdfeTeX as the only engine
>       now, but maybe in 2005.
> There is another solution, as we've discussed here at length: use
> pdfetex with a .ini file which undefines the pdftex extensions to
> generate the non-pdf tex's.

This is up to the distribution to decide, but then you loose
character protuding in dvi mode.

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