[tex-live] too many files

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:01:43 +0000

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 09:18:08AM +0100, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> 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 ;-)

yes, this an option, to abandon all Unix binaries on CD. but
does rather undermine the basic claims of the CD.

> 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.

what are other people's views on cm-super? useful or not?
surely the point is that it provide T1 fonts for EC? so the
kerning and ligaturing is at the metric level, surely?

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

yes, I see the end of monotype shortly.....
> doc/html/Catalogue/  (4.3MB) is it really usable in the context of TL CD?
I dont see why not.

>    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.
yes, please

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

sure, why not? we have ttf2pk in place. 

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