[tex-k] [tlbuild] URGENT: is xdv2pdf still alive?

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 14 01:12:40 CEST 2010

On 14 Apr 2010, at 00:07, Karl Berry wrote:

>    is the program xdv2pdf (Mac OS X only) still alive or is it abandonned?
> As far as I know it is still used in the same unusual case that it has
> always been, .xdv -> .pdf via Apple graphics.

Right - there are a few cases (certain font features, various graphics formats) that are supported only via this path, not by the xdvipdfmx driver. I believe some people do still use it for these reasons, although xdvipdfmx is the default (and recommended) driver for general use.

>    Otherwise xdv2pdf will have to go into TL2010 as is -- working or not!
> If nobody cares enough to test it, hopefully nobody will care enough to
> complain if it's broken.  (Yeah, right.)

Are builds available for people to test yet? I'd guess that VERY few potential users are ready to compile TL themselves.....


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