[tex-live] TeX Live 2004 final vs development

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Nov 30 15:35:08 CET 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

> Perhaps your friend's installation is much faster simply because he did
> it from scratch or something, and the ls-R files are getting built now?
> Or maybe it's a matter of the compilers being better?  Or if he's on
> x86_64, maybe your binaries are a lot faster than the generic i386-linux
> ones?  Just wild guesses ...

maybe a smaller tree, smaller trees run much faster

concerning 64 bit: tests here demonstrate that 64 bit runs upto 30% faster than 
32 bit

if pdftex is used: pdftex's new map file handling mechanism speeds up font 
inclusion significantly esp when huge map files are used


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