[OS X TeX] LaTeX (2005/12/01) Release Beta Test

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 18:15:25 EST 2006

On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 23:36:42 +0100, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

>  From ltnews17.pdf:
> The graphics bundle
> The graphics bundle now supports the dvipdfmx
> post-processor and Jonathan Kew’s XETEX program. By
> support we mean that the graphics packages recognize
> the new options xetex and dvipdfmx but we do not
> distribute the respective driver files.
> I remember a time, back in the early 90s, when Mac OS and its specific  
> TeX distributions were barely mentioned and considered in the various  
> LaTeX docs.

Guess who's the Mac user in the team... :-)

> Which makes the current situation feel so much better!

Glad we could make up for some of the negligence!

That aside, I really feel this new driver setup is much better suited for  
the present day situation of how people get their (La)TeX. Almost  
everybody get it from one of few distributions so it makes more sense for  
these few distributors to pick the drivers they support. For instance, I  
don't have much use for the pctex32 driver here on OS X. And then there is  
of course the small matter of it being much, much easier to support for  
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