[OS X TeX] pdfLaTeX

Mark Smith mark at bbprojects.net
Sun Nov 28 17:27:05 EST 2004

Thanks Maarten, I've passed on your remarks.

Maarten Sneep wrote:

>> What exactly happens in this regard with pdflatex in OS X ?
>pdftex is platform independent, so it doesn't use Quartz at all. It does
>run on all unix systems, linux, **bsd, Mac OS X and Windows. Even the
>Acorn has a distro available for it, I think.

Yes, we were clear about this, the question was whether an additional stage (a "distiller" if you will) was involved...

>> What role, if any, is played by the Quartz-based PDF generation code ?

...apparently not. OK.

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