[tex-live] teTeX: no next release

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Thu Jun 1 10:41:00 CEST 2006

David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

> Ccing the TeXLive list.
> "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters at mac.com> writes:
>> It seems that TeX Live has a lot of documentation that teTeX did not
>> have, and it also seems that lot of documentation that teTeX had has
>> dvi files, TeX Live has as PDF - and there is not a dvi file to
>> justify deletion of the PDF.
>> Just a random example - the totpages.dvi file in tetex 3 is about
>> 28kb and the totpages.pdf file in tex live is about 200kb, ~ 8x the
>> size.
> Personally, I think TeXLive should use as much dvi in its
> documentation tree as possible, preferably using Source Specials.
> Quite faster to access.  

I thought source specials were only useful for navigating between source
and dvi, so how can I benefit from them when I just read the docs?

>> I wonder if debian has any statistics on which tex live packages are
>> most requested by their users, so intelligent pruning to extras
>> could be done.

Not yet - they are not even in unstable, just in experimental at the

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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