At 21:25 +0100 2001/02/11, Frank Mittelbach wrote:
>if you look at it from the point of available successors:
> - etex is stable but the features are far too internal to make a convincing
>   argument for people to switch to a version
> - pdftex has a (potential) maintenance problem (and also lacks the features
> - omega is or was up to now too unstable in its features, ie far too much
>   evolving to base LaTeX on it and also lacks above features...

Meta reasoning from the impression of TeX I get, developed as a series
smart, but quick features lacking true generality and depth, I surmise that
any attempt in developing a TeX successor by enhancing it will fail.

  Hans Aberg