[tex-k] TEXXET and Omega in xdvik and xdvi

janl@linpro.no janl@linpro.no
Sun, 22 Jul 2001 13:14:37 +0200


Is there any reason to _not_ enable Omega by default in xdvik?  From
what I can see in the xdvik sources Omega uses a strict superset of
TeX's dvi format?  Also, if anyone that understands and uses Omega
feels like it, it would be good to have such a someone on the xdvik
team (https://sourceforge.net/projects/xdvi/) to make sure we don't
break Omega in any way...

Similarly the TEXXET functionality in xdvi and xdvik also seems like a
strict superset of regular dvi files.  Is this correct?  Is there then
any reason to not enable TEXXET by default?  Or is TEXXET a historical

In the end I'm looking to eliminate half a ton of #ifdefs that clutter
up the xdvi(k) source code and makes it harder to read and debug.  If
both the Omega and TEXXET code works quite well this would help a lot
since they both touch core parts of xdvi.

Paul, would you accept a patch to remove any differences between xdvi
and xdvi with TEXXET enabled?

  Nicolai, on unknown ground