[OS X TeX] Re: Save date-time, not Print date

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 10:17:43 EST 2007

Piet van Oostrum wrote:

>>>>>>Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> (AS) wrote:
>>AS>    - when there is no pdf, for [Open pdf] to create a pdf with the date
>>AS>    of the last modification rather than the current compilation date.
>But that is exactly what Oberdiek's code does. 
The thing is that I had really no idea what it did and was totally 
intimidated. But, you are right, I should have tried it.

>The original TeX didn't have anything to make this possible, therefore my
>negative reaction in the thread copied by you. However, it appeared that
>recent pdftexs have this possibility.
I just tried it and first got

    ! Package sourcetime Error: pdfTeX >= 1.30.0 required.

But then, on repeatededly hitting return, I got:

    tx.pdf¿0 tx.pdf Zip.javatx.pdf¿0 Zip.java
    J¨ungste Quelle: 7. Januar 2007.

Not bad since I am still on TeXShop 1.43 on 10.3.9 and so, most 
probably, my pdfTeX < 1.30.0.

Now, the question is, can I upgrade pdfTeX, I mean without touching 
anything else? Considering the current turmoil and given that, right 
now, I can't afford any downtime, it looks as if 'Oberdiek's "luxury" 
block' is indeed a luxury I cannot afford. But, when Leopard come on and 
I upgrade to Tiger, I hope that the currrent dust will have settled and 
I will have a date with Oberdiek—hopefully including a final "y" but I 
will settle for whatever.

Grateful regards

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