[Maxima] Effort vs usefulness of pdf, was: proposal to omit pdf generation of reference manual
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Sat Mar 17 21:12:22 CDT 2007
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Datum: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 20:24:26 -0700
Von: "Robert Dodier" <robert.dodier at gmail.com>
An: "Jorge Barros de Abreu" <ficmatin01 at solar.com.br>
CC: maxima at math.utexas.edu
Betreff: [Maxima] Effort vs usefulness of pdf, was: proposal to omit pdf generation of reference manual
> 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
> the trouble.
> 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
> to continue to maintain it. If you prefer pdf but you would be happy
> without it, I want to know that.
> Thanks for considering this point.
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