(j3.2006) Building the standard from the LaTeX sources

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Thu Mar 29 23:23:01 EDT 2007

Hi folks,

Van has reminded me that I should warn people that rebuilding with a
different version of LaTeX than the one I used might end up with
different layout because of:
 - font differences between LaTeX distributions;
 - algorithmic differences between different (La)TeX versions.

Due to knock-on effects, this can end up making a big difference
(e.g. 6 pages extra because a line got shifted from one page to the next).

So if you do play with building from the sources, please don't use the
results for basing your edits on!

........................Malcolm Cohen (malcolm at nag-j.co.jp), Nihon NAG, Tokyo.

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