[NTG-pdftex] 1.40.4 incoming

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Mon Jul 9 14:01:57 CEST 2007


2007/7/9, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org>:
> "Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> writes:
> > We don't trace Aleph & Omega in the pdftex-svn,
>
> Does anybody actually trace them?  Would the following appear
> accurate?
>
> a) Aleph can be considered abandoned as long as nobody hears of
>    Giuseppe.  Is there a publicly accessible SCM, or is the last
>    tarball all that is there?

Not that I know of. Giuseppe is probably using luaTeX. :-)

> b) Omega, at the very least in versions likely to appear in TeXlive,
>    is not maintained anymore either.  There is presumably upstream
>    development in Brest, but "upstream" might be somewhat of a
>    misnomer as the pipes appear clogged, and Omega2-to-be would not
>    appear to be in a state fit for general consumption.

Yes. No bugfixes (these were in aleph and are now probably in luaTeX),
and Yannis is using luaTeX. Omega2 will run on Hurd. :-)

> Since in both cases the upstream connection appears to have dried up,
> it would seem reasonable to apply "obvious fixes" to TeXlive?

Yes. Do you want to maintain them?

Best
   Martin


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