[tex-live] jadetex: difference between preloading a format and loading its definitions?

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Apr 18 20:02:50 CEST 2007

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Die, 17 Apr 2007, Karl Berry wrote:
>> Does anyone actually use jadetex?  Isn't it pretty moribund at this
>> point?
> It seems so, in Debian some documentation are build using jadetex.

In particular, these packages directly Build-Depend on jadetex:

Package: installation-guide
Package: newbiedoc
Package: opensp
Package: qm
Package: terraform

and these Depend on it:

$ grep-dctrl -F Depends -s Package jadetex /var/lib/apt/lists/localhost\:9999_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages
Package: docbook-utils
Package: sgml2x
Package: translate-docformat

71 packages Build-Depend on docbook-utils.

However, I'm not sure that these all actually use jadetex.  I tried to
find a test case for fixing an xmltex bug, and it turned out that the
two packages who claimed to Build-Depend on it didn't actually use it
(because they generated only html docs, no PDF).

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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