[dev-context] New Debian packages

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jan 24 14:22:13 CET 2007


Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Taco!
>
> On Die, 23 Jan 2007, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>   
>> Yes, just like the change to pdftex 1.40 in 2007.01.12 was absolute.
>>     
>
> I don't agree. I could process several medium complicated test cases I
> have collected over the time with pdfetex 1.30.5 from TL2005 (debian
> packages) with my context packages for 2007.01.12.
>
> The only point was that is was necessary to add the pdfetex -> pdftex
> symlink, otherwise everything worked without problem.
>
> So I *don't see that this was an *absolute* move.
>   
indeed, as long as one is able to sort out the binaries, context will 
work ok; at the macro level all versions of pdftex are supported, 
although ... once pdftex 1.40 is out for some period it makes sense to 
remove pre 1.40 support
>
> But doesn't TL2007 *inlcude* the lm-math fonts???? Please reconsider
> this!
>   
it does contain those fonts; the problem is that latex does to default 
to lm and if hartmut hadn't tested it, the related latex font packages 
would have been broken; the whole idea behind lm is that eventually crm, 
aer, plr, csr, vnr can go; just as with gyre fonts, the many variant can 
go ... less files, less problems
>
> We are discussing this with Florent ...
>   
good! one additional argument can be that the latest look the greatest

Hans

 

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