[tex-live] [pdftex] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Jan 12 23:26:52 CET 2010

To correct myself -- I had said we were thinking of \pdfcompresslevel=2,
but this was wrong, I should have said \pdfobjcompresslevel.  As Heiko
stated, the choice is about

a) the current setting

b) the suggested new setting
   \pdfobjcompresslevel=2 (recommended setting from manual)

Another thing we could do is provide separate executables/formats
pdflatex-14, etc.  Then both options would always be available to all

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