Re: PostScript?

Subject: Re: PostScript?
From: apharris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Adam P. Harris)
Date: 27 Aug 1998 01:24:55 -0400
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Kendall Clark <kendall@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > RTF backend.  There are so many glitches in the jadetex backend I've
> > taken to doing HTML w/ nochunks and printing from there.

> I bet to differ. You should make sure you have the newest JadeTex
> installed.
> Take my word for it, the newest version doesn't blow at all.

I'm sorry for the rather arbitrary and unsubstantiated remark.
Developers in the free software community deserve better.  I love jade
and I love TeX, so I really *want* to love jadetex.

To start with, I'm using jade 1.1.1, patched with

My jadetex version is 1.0b5, dated 1998/07/02.

I know there's a later version, 1998/08/11.  However, that version is
coupled with additional patches to jade itself which are rather large.
Moreover, from Sebastian's comments in the release notes, the newer
version dealt mostly with MathML and other mathematical issues, which
I don't care about.

> Really... I use JadeTeX and PDFTeX to produce PDFs that are
> perfectly acceptable. There are still a few glitches, like table
> padding for wrapped lines, but Sebastian Rahtz, s.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, is
> very responsive to bug fix requests.

Lets hope so.  Here's a bug report of noted problems. Sebastian, let
me know if a later revision is likely to fix these problems.  Let me
know if you would like a sample document demonstrating the problems.

 * figure caption widowed (i.e., not on same page with figure)

 * underlining for <link>s extends to the following punctuational mark
(i.e., " ", "-", ".").

 * if a <link> occurs at the start of a para, the underlining extends
all the way to the left margin

 * insufficient block separatation occurs when the <itemizedlist> or
<variablelist> entities start

 * doesn't have reasonable headers/footers out of the box, might be
fixable w/ more research

.....A. P. Harris...apharris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<URL:>

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