So I did a little hacking to mirror my feed
such that blogger
does not get upset about planet
fetching too regularly. In the meantime, I was at DDC and OLS and did a lot of hacking on dasher
, and pango
. As a result, I'm a cairo programmer (not developer) now. Finally moving on to preload
. GIMPed hackergotchis for hub
and sent to jdub
too. Man put 'em up.
I just found XeTeX
yesterday. After reading the paper, I believe they are on a right track, as far as comparison to Omega is concerned. Several fundamental assumptions of Knuth's work and era have been proven wrong, and the the arhchivability through code-freeze is no exception. I think the comparison between a self-contained system like TeX/Omega and the XeTeX approach is exactly like C versus Java.
In other words, we can get the idea, plug Pango and Cairo in, and get a decent portable i18n'ized TeX-based typesetting system. No more font and complex-text-layout code duplication... WOW!
Interesting link stolen from jwz
: WORLDPROCESSOR Catalog