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

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed May 9 13:08:38 CEST 2007

George N. White III wrote:
> TeX Live needs to accommodate the needs of distributors so it can be the
> successor to teTeX.  Standards for robustness and reliability are higher 
> today
> because you have more systems where TeX is used as part of the build 
> process
> for complex systems where the coders may never actually use TeX directly.

In my opinion, Linux (re)distributors patching an upstream package to
use a different subsystem from the one it is shipped with, should never
have happened. That is not ' applying security fixes', it is 'forking'.



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