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

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue May 15 11:55:05 CEST 2007

"Thanh Han The" <hanthethanh at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 02:34:34PM +0200, Frank K�ster wrote:
>> "Thanh Han The" <hanthethanh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > My vote is to have pdftex linked statically against xpdf
>> > codes, and apply relevant patches to the xpdf codes in the
>> > source tree of pdftex if needed. The responsibity should be
>> > on the pdftex team to verify and apply any patch if needed.
>> What do you mean with "pdftex team"?  The developers on
>> ntg-pdftex at ntg.nl?  Are you really willing to take this responsibility?
>> In a timely manner?  Also for old versions which might still be
>> supported by distributors?
>> For Debian, that would currently be 1.10b, 1.21a, 1.30.4 and 1.40.1.
> we didn't promise such a thing, and I see no reason why we
> should do that. Our goal is to keep the latest pdftex
> stable.

You wrote "the responsibility should be on the pdftex team to verify and
apply any patch if needed".  I think it's a fair decision of yours not
to bother about old versions; but *we* do have to bother with them, and
that's why we need a shared library.

> regards "pdftex team"'s responsibility: since EuroBachoTeX
> 2007, the person responsible for pdftex source control is
> Taco Hoekwater. 

Ah, good to know that.

> I mean this: 

description snipped with approval.

Regards, Frank

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

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