[tex-live] TeXLive 2005 is slower than TeXLive2003
jszhao at mail.hzau.edu.cn
Thu Sep 7 07:55:58 CEST 2006
Thank you very much for your detailed response.
>Is the TL2005 version generating DVI or PDF output by default? If
>PDF, that would explain some slow-down (though not usually as much as
>you seem to have). If it's generating DVI, then there should be
all the test results is based on the generation of DVI.
>How are these two TL systems installed -- on the same machine? On
>different disks? Could one texmf tree be on a significantly faster
>disk than the other?
Both these two TL system installed on the same machine, and the same
>Does the TL2005 setup also have a large personal (non-hashed) texmf
Both TL system have a nearly same texmf-local. And the TL2003 have much
larger directory than that of TL2005.
>Is the machine low on RAM? I can imagine that might matter more with
>TL2005 as the programs typically allocate more memory these days.
I have 512M RAM, and when I run those test, there are no additional program
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