[tex-live] dvipdfmx still alive?

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at hzdr.de
Wed Mar 21 13:59:05 CET 2012

Good afternoon,

a while ago I proposed a patch on the dvipdfmx mailing list which solves the
broken pdf:fstream issue.  It was first reported here


Unlike the pdftex counterpart

  \pdfobj stream file {...}

and the dvipdfmx pdf special


which both find files in the current directory and in the TeX search path
(TEXINPUTS, fndb),


wants an absolute path plus file name, otherwise the file cannot be
found.  The patch makes pdf:fstream behave like pdf:image as for locating

I haven't got any feedback from the dvipdfmx developer so far.  Moreover,
there hasn't been any activity in the CVS source for more than a year.

Is dvipdfmx still actively developed?

Kind regards,
Alexander Grahn

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