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Re: Prefer luatex for documentation

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Prefer luatex for documentation
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:05:18 +0100

> Le 21 nov. 2022 à 13:46, Luca Fascione <> a écrit :
> Sorry, luatex is like 10yrs old, what's the need for xetex again?

Are you asking this to me (judging from To:/Cc:)? I don’t see one.

> Maybe I could justify pdftex (I really don't quite see it, but maybe)

As said on the MR, it is faster and makes for lighter CI Docker images.

> but xetex seems just arbitrary... Or do you mean for a transition period?
> What's the oldest system that this Lilypond would be used on? What's the 
> youngest texlive that will run on that system? That's your tex distro of 
> reference.

The availability of the various TeX engines is not a problem.


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