[Maxima] Effort vs usefulness of pdf, was: proposal to omit pdf generation of reference manual
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 22:24:26 CDT 2007
On 3/11/07, Jorge Barros de Abreu <ficmatin01 at solar.com.br> wrote:
> Really is diffcult to keep both info and pdf.
> If adjust info lost pdf.
> If adjust pdf lost info.
This is really the core of the problem. Generating pdf's is now broken,
and fixing that would take an unknown effort, and it would probably get
broken again in the near future, as it has often been broken in the past.
(Please let's not get sidetracked into "Why is pdf generation broken?
It is so easy, all you have to do is texi2pdf, blah blah blah ....")
Frankly I don't think the effort to maintain the pdf versions is worth
To the people who have asked for the pdf versions to be maintained:
I need to know if you really believe that the pdf version is valuable enough
to continue to maintain it. If you prefer pdf but you would be happy enough
without it, I want to know that.
Thanks for considering this point.
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