[texhax] TexLive 2008

Eduardo M KALINOWSKI eduardo at kalinowski.com.br
Wed Sep 24 00:11:23 CEST 2008

Walter Sägesser wrote:
> The distribution of the texlive2008.iso as a LZMA compression is 
> unbearable. A really bad idea. No doubt it compresses better, but on 
> every and each PC/MAC/Linux you have an unzipper ready to run. Rather 
> download 100 or even 500MB more than run after a decompressor.

If it's in zip format, you'll have to run a decompressor after in the
same way.

However, I do agree that the instructions for decompressing in Windows
(involving the command prompt, redirection, etc.) are too complicated
for the average Windows user. If some graphical decompressor (WinRar,
7zip, or whatever) supports decompressing lzma files, that tool should
be described.

God doesn't play dice.
		-- Albert Einstein

eduardo at kalinowski.com.br

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