[tex-live] Re: free software, DFSG

Giuseppe Bilotta bilotta78 at hotpop.com
Fri Jun 4 15:06:44 CEST 2004

David Kastrup wrote:
> I am working with all of the junk.  Who do I ask for new stuff?  I
> want John to get Omega into useful state.  It is a waste of resources
> to have LaTeX, PDFTeX, eTeX and others all forked off from something
> which does not even deal with character sets in a sane way.

I would have never expected you to make the mistake to stack 
LaTeX (a format) together with pdfTeX and eTeX (engines). This 
is one of the main problems of Omega latests (post 1.15), its 
being too format-centric.

> Guiseppe's Aleph is at least an attempt to get something workable
> again, but of course it misses PDFTeX functionality.


If I could dedicate myself to Aleph full time, pdfTeX 
functionality would be there. I can't, because I'm working on 
my PhD. Sorry, you'll have to wait another couple of years.

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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