[OS X TeX] TeX yesterday, today, tomorrow (was: Re: When Is It Coming Out?)

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Sat May 5 14:50:28 EDT 2007

Le 05-mai-07 à 20:08, Alain Matthes a écrit :

> Le 5 mai 07 à 16:42, Martin Wilhelm Leidig a écrit :
>> Same goes for me -- I'm exploring TikZ/PGF these days --> <http:// 
>> www.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/>.
> Well it's a fabulous package

I do agree!

> and i'm  not very happy with
> The Latex Graphics Companion, Second Edition:
> Illustrating Documents with TEX and Postscript
> With at the end of the first chapter : choosing a package !!
> but with only chapters on Metapost, PStricks and XY
> and no chapter on PGF/TIKZ, I know that the documentation of PGF
> is marvellous and that it is not necessary to make some another but
>  some councils of use would have been necessary and would have allowed
> to make a more judicious choice among the packages.

I think Tikz was simply too recent to appear in this book!

> Tikz is the only one which makes it possible to work quietly with  
> pdflatex.

You are forgetting mfpic and more generally MetaPost ;-)

à bientôt,

Franck Pastor

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