[tex-live] teTeX: no next release

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Sat Jun 3 13:38:37 CEST 2006

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

> 2) In these days of routine 50-100gb disks, I'm not impressed by the
>    space argument.  GNU/Linux distributions can choose what collections
>    to include and what to leave out, which will have a far greater
>    impact than PDF vs. DVI.  I wouldn't expect full TL to go on Linux
>    distribution discs in the first place (but whatever).

I think the space argument does not refer to disk space but to the size
of distribution media (TL is facing that problem, too) and for some
people network bandwidth.

BTW, unfortunately the TL collection level is not the right place to
define a subset of TL with size /and/ utility comparable to teTeX. But
how TL can be used is as replacement for teTeX is a different issue.

> 3) Most importantly, CTAN has PDF.  Therefore all I have to do for TL is
>    copy the PDF.  This has been a significant time savings -- creating
>    the doc dvi was one of the most fragile parts of the CTAN->TL
>    operation.

I can understand that argument.


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