> I hope this list is still alive - I joined 5 days ago and so
> far I got no mail from it.
which is because many of the people actively discussing the future of
latex were at the tug2000 conference.
this mailing list is for latex futures: please don't post working
issues about current latex here. the usenet group comp.text.tex would
answer your question very quickly; i'll reply to you, off-list, to on
the present issue.
For the LaTeX Team