[tex-live] binaries 'unification'

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Thu Nov 11 22:00:18 CET 2004

"GW" == Gerben Wierda writes:

 GW> A migration would entail for me to produce an alternate, say
 GW> newaltpdftex with your syntax, the release that side by side with
 GW> the current setup and then end support for the old stuff a year
 GW> from now to give everybody (frontend designers who rely on
 GW> altpdflatex and friends to be available) time to migrate.

 GW> It is a good plan, and I'll look into this. But not immediately
 GW> (pressed for time), sorry.

what about switching to new way in TeX Live? it doesn't contain your
frontends; you may still distribute old altpdf*** files in your

to switch to new calling convention, it is sufficient to change

calledas=`basename "$0"`

in the beginning of the script to


(and update doc strings).


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