[tex-live] Re: tex-live Digest, Vol 8, Issue 45

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Sep 26 15:32:36 CEST 2003

On Fre, 26 Sep 2003, George White wrote:
> It is certainly time to abandon dvi and get on with other things like XML, 

Uggg, no, no, no. I LIKE dvi. It is fast, much much faster than stupid
pdf. I am writing a lot and I like to view my files with xdvi to get
things as automatic reload and fast fast fast drawing. I can work with
xdvi even via a remote line, but NOT using acro**** or .pdf.

Yes, I want support for xml, i18n (where does tex really need i18n??),
etc etc, but I am strictly against killing dvi.

Contrary to pdf it IS device independent, while pdf (version 4 version 5
version 6 subversions, version linux, version windows, viewing problems,
argggg) is just pain in the ...

Best wishes


Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at>         Technische Universität Wien
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