[tex-live] too many files

Staszek Wawrykiewicz StaW@gust.org.pl
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:18:08 +0100 (CET)

I would propose 700 Mbyte CD
binaries: win32, i386-linux, i386-s(low)laris (or sparc-linux)
  Big machines are always connected to the net, so binaries can be taken
  from it. But those binaries should be really available, not promised,
  as on tug web page ;-)

Kaja wrote:
> - removing Master/support (~40Mb), since all files in support are 
>   already zipped, and provide it via texlive Web pages

It is not a case of windows users. We should provide at least editor(s)
and ghostscript. As you can imagine, both are the main problems when 
installing working TeX for windows users.

> it would work if I abandoned cm-super, CJK fonts, and monotype fonts.
surely monotype fonts to remove. Having CJK is very interesting for people
trying to typeset in those languages.
cm-super -- I have no idea, but fonts without proper kerning pairs
and ligatures are hardly usable for me, even they contains all
interesting glyphs.

Radhakrishnan wrote:
> While scaling down to make a runnable TeX system, some of the
> packages like pdfscreen, pdftricks, pdfslide can be moved to the CD No. 2.  

Sorry, not a good idea, since many users consider such packages
as important.

What to remove is always difficult, just my 5 (euro)cents:

/usergrps/ contains material which can be better found on the net (~10MB)

monotype fonts -- I always hate such huge stuff generated automaticaly
   (10MB to spare: tfm and vf).

doc/html/Catalogue/  (4.3MB) is it really usable in the context of TL CD?
   I'm always thinking about fast catalogue with short descriptions
   what is on the CD. Some years ago we had such index in the documentation.
   <TPM:Description> </TPM:Description> from the current .tpm files can 
   be scaned to prepare up-to-date html index sorted by collections and
   packages. I'd heartly invite somebody on that list preparing that.

fonts/truetype/arphic/   hmmm...  ~18MB
   Do they really usable as ttf for most?

Thinking ...

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
email: staw@gust.org.pl