[tex-live] texlive 8

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Feb 5 10:42:13 CET 2003

    Then you could compress the files but still keep the thing "Live".

That would help for the input files, but not the binaries, which are a
big chunk.

Also, although it would be relatively easy to change tex/mf themselves
to input compressed files, I think it would be much more difficult to
change all the drivers and other tools.  And until they all do it, you
couldn't compress the fonts, which I think are another big chunk.

What would solve all of that is a underlying filesystem that does
(de)compressions, but somehow I don't think we're going to put a whole
os onto the cd :).

Also, there's the small matter that foo.tex.bz2 isn't a valid filename
on Windows, right?  (That's also a problem with in situ compression even
just for installation purposes.)

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