[tex-live] pax (was: TeXLive Manager (numbers))

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Sep 9 01:10:02 CEST 2008

    Now it's the best time, no time pressure at all (see above).

Now I recall that Reinhard already wrote a Lua wrapper for ppower4.jar,
so happily enough, it's no problem.

    My suggestion would be "PDFAnnotExtractor" (after the main

I'm not entirely happy with capital letters.  They always cause
confusion in executable names in my experience.  How about just
downcasing to "pdfannotextractor"?

   * And I am interested, how to deal with third party dependecies:

I have no intention of dealing with it.  People who actually want to use
it will have to install PDFBox on their own.  It would be madness to try
to deal with that in the TL sources.

My only other worry is whether PDFBox and/or PDFAnnotExtractor work with
icedtea or openjdk (vs. the original Sun Java).  I don't suppose you've
happened to try that?  My guess is that it's ok, but ...


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