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Re: current thoughts on PDF back end

From: Paul Selormey
Subject: Re: current thoughts on PDF back end
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 16:18:57 +0900

I think the end idea will be nice for both the lout development future and
better support
for pdf.
By removing the support for the pdf, the development scope will be slimmer
and will involve
less work and bring better and tightier codes.

I support it.

Best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Kingston" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 8:45 AM
Subject: current thoughts on PDF back end

> Can I have people's current throughts on the need for maintaining
> a PDF back end.  This back end never did diagrams, and now there
> seems to be something called ps2pdf that converts PostScript into
> pdf very reliably (so I'm told).  Furthermore, hyperlinks have
> been added to PostScript now and Lout actually generates them.
> So I'm hypothesising that the best way forward from here would be
> to withdraw the PDF back and end tell people who want PDF to run
> the pipeline
>    lout | ps2pdf
> However I'm not an expert on PDF by any means.  Can those who
> know more about it tell me whether I'm making sense?
> Jeff Kingston

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