[tex-live] [www-ptex 164408] Re: Conflicting binary/format names: platex is polish and japanese

Hideaki Togashi hideak-t at ascii.co.jp
Sat Mar 3 18:04:26 CET 2007

Hello, this is Hideaki Togashi of ASCII Co. in Japan.

Sorry for being late to reply.

From: Masayuki Hatta <mhatta at grad.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Subject: [www-ptex 164408] Re: Conflicting binary/format names: platex is polish and japanese
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2007 00:20:36 +0900
> Dear Marcin (and Staszek),
> >>>>> In <1172147637.7836.26.camel at fleksem>=20
> >>>>>	Marcin Woli=F1ski <wolinski at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
> > As the maintainer of platex (the Polish one) I vote for dropping the
> > Polish platex format file.  I'm also open to renaming the directory
> > in the TeX inputs subtree.
> Well, so there are not much left to say.  Let me express my heartful
> gratitude to you ;-)

We are deeply grateful to you Marcin, too.  And, of cource, the
Japanese pTeX users will also thank you very much about it.  Thank you

> Anyway, I think it's about the time to ask where the ASCII pTeX
> development will go.  Do you have any plan to merge pTeX *.ch to the
> mainline TeX source?
> # I know this needs helluva work.

It's a difficult work, as you know, and I don't think it appropriate
to merge pTeX ch to the mainline TeX source.  It would be better to
let pTeX as it is separated from main trunk of TeX.

But, as someone says, pTeX archive would be better on CTAN.  And this
is the good time to put pTeX archive on CTAN.

This week, I got a basic consent of my boss to put pTeX on CTAN or TeX
Live, if possible.  So we will set about the job for now.

First of all, I <hideak-t at ascii.co.jp> joined to the tex-live ML.  You
can contact me on this ML, too.


Hideaki Togashi <hideak-t at ascii.co.jp>

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