Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
Do you mean you will not support direct generation of PDF from LaTeX sources already available for instance in arxiv.org? IOW, a user will have to manually submit a paper to get the PDF version for his reader?
Sending LaTeX sources would be like manually adding a paper but with just a single text in it: the LaTeX source.
We just have to make sure that we have the right packages on our side, and also that all the functions used in the source are allowed on the server (I don't know any security flaws using LaTeX, but we need to make sure it wouldn't be possible).
There's also a formatting problem here: if you send an already formatted LaTeX file, we'll have to change the document class, font size etc...
While there's real advantages here, there's also a few drawbacks, so we'll have to study the whole problem to make it the more automatic possible, but in order to provide papers formatted for every mobile reader supporting PDF, I'm sure we'll still need some form of manual input somewhere.