[NTG-pdftex] The PdfTeX Reference Manual : too many inconsistent copies ?
Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd)
chaa006 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 22:11:29 CET 2011
Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> A supplementary question, if I may ? The PdfTeX
> reference manual as found at Tug.Org has Chapter
> Eight entitled "Graphics and color"
whereas the version to be found on CTAN at
has Chapter Eight entitled solely "Graphics" and is
apparently of a much more recent vintage
> November 23, 2010
> Rev. 655
> January 25, 2007
> Rev. 1.675
So : a couple of questions.
1) What is the rationale for the change in version numbering,
from 1.671 (January 2007) and 1.675 (also January 2007)
to 655 (November 2010). It is certainly not easy to compare
these two numbers, in the absence of the corresponding dates.
2) Is there any obvious reason why the TUG copy is so out-of-date ?
Although Google search results are not entirely consistent,
repeated tests have shewn that it has a marked preference for
displaying the TUG copy well above the CTAN copy, and therefore
most users could reasonably be expected to fetch their copy
from TUG rather than from CTAN (as did I, whence my original
surprise that a Chapter entitled "Graphics and Colour" should
have nothing to say about colour).
Not sent from my i-Pad, i-Phone, Blackberry, Blueberry, or
similar such poseurs' toy, none of which would I be seen dead
with even if they came free with every packet of cornflakes.
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