[tex-live] TeXLive2007: Bug in (Xe)TeX for 64bit and big endianess

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed May 9 12:33:56 CEST 2007

Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
> Updates within an old distribution are nogoes for distributors. This
> because you can not destroy certifications and tested states of an
> existing product by getting unkown side effects with new binaries
> in an existing package.  The way to go is to fix the security issue
> and provide an update with a binary patch on the existing package.
> Our QA would never accept a full update to an new version of texlive
> on an old product line without a real BETA testing session.
sure, but i'm not talking of a massive update, just the self contained 
pdftex binary, which is one file

normally pdftex is downward compatible (esp when kpse in linked in as 
well) so if should work with older distributions


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