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I've read somewhere that LuaTeX is choosen to be mainstream for LaTeX development? Is it really true? E-TEX: Guidelines for Future TEX Extensions -- revisited says nothing about that. I mean where is it stated that Luatex was adopted by the pdfTeX team as a successor to pdftex and the development of pdftex is closed as –@Alain Matthes writes in his comment?

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closed as not constructive by N.N., topskip, Andrey Vihrov, doncherry, Mico Oct 6 '11 at 16:03

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I've thought about adding an answer, such as "LuaTeX is great" or "LaTeX3 is currently working much in the background and is already present on most of our TeXlive/MikTeX systems", but I find it hard to give a good answer, for I cannot see into the future. – topskip Oct 6 '11 at 15:53
@Patric, characterise the present state then. – Igor Kotelnikov Oct 6 '11 at 16:05
You could ask this question in chat instead. It can make a good discussion topic. – Andrey Vihrov Oct 6 '11 at 16:05
Actually pdftex is the mainstream. Luatex was adopted by the pdfTeX team as a successor to pdftex and the development of pdftex is closed. It's natural to declare Luatex the mainstream. – Alain Matthes Oct 6 '11 at 16:09
Perhaps this discussion on the differences between luatex context and xetex is relevant to you? – Peter Grill Oct 6 '11 at 16:13

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