[tex-live] TeXLive 2005 is slower than TeXLive2003

Jinsong Zhao 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  
>little difference.

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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