[NTG-pdftex] Flattening the web files

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jan 18 17:06:30 CET 2006


Martin � wrote:

>On 2006-01-18 00:48:26 +0100, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
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>>On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Hans Hagen wrote:
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>>>for a while i wondered if calling the binary pdftex would make sense, 
>>>but then we need to adapt  too many manuals, tools, etc;
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>>Hans, thanks for pointing that. It just means that we have to change
>>at least fmtutil.cnf and make some cosmetic changes is some 
>>documentation. I vote for doing that. It is much more easy
>>to explain (especially for the newbees) that pdftex is just an extension
>>which incorporates also all etex things.
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>So the project is pdfTeX.
>
>And the binary is pdftex (current beta has pdfetex)? Changing the
>name of the binary back to pdftex will cause confusion, as now
>(teTeX 3/TL2005) the binary used is pdfetex (pdfTeX is just a
>symlink to pdfetex, changing the binary back to pdfTeX would need
>the reversed link).
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>
for one or two years we can ship two binaries, pdftex and pdfetex which 
are just copies, otherwise we get problems on platforms without 
symlinks, so

- compile pdftex
- copy it to pdfetex

Hans


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