[NTG-pdftex] Changing the banner is hardly possible

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Apr 4 14:58:12 CEST 2006


� wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just tried to change the banner for our Debian-specific changes in
> teTeX's pdftex 1.21a, but that doesn't work well.
>
> --- tetex-bin-3.0.orig/texk/web2c/pdfetexdir/pdfetexextra.in    2005-07-20 12:28:21.000000000 +0200
> +++ tetex-bin-3.0/texk/web2c/pdfetexdir/pdfetexextra.in 2006-03-24 10:17:29.000000000 +0100
> @@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
>     (generated from ../lib/texmfmp.c).
>  */
>  
> -#define BANNER "This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-PDFTEX-VERSION-ETEX-VERSION"
> +#define BANNER "This is pdfeTeX using libpoppler, Version 3.141592-PDFTEX-VERSION-ETEX-VERSION"
>  #define COPYRIGHT_HOLDER "Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX)"
>  #define AUTHOR NULL
>  #define PROGRAM_HELP PDFETEXHELP
>   
how are we going to deal with different libraries in pdftex?

pdfetex (using xpdf)
pdfpoppleretex (using poppler)

or will the poppler variant generate exactly the same output as the xpdf 
variant (which is the cross platform lib)?

Hans

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