The pdfsync homepage states that:
At the end of this summer (2007), pdfsync is slowly migrating to pdftex itself. We are working at giving pdftex all the pdfsync ability and more...
The pdfsync README file discourages people from using pdfsync:
pdfsync uses extremely sensible code. You should not use pdfsync on final documents because it can change the layout rather significantly.
From your knowledge and experience, what is the actual status of pdfsync?
- Is it safe to use pdfsync?
- Is there an alternative for pdfsync that is built into pdftex?
- Is there a different tool for pdflatex that offers DVI-like functionality (forward and backward search)?