[tex-live] Portable TeX web page

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Apr 10 22:33:54 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Siep" == Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> writes:

  > http://tex.aanhet.net/portable/ Scripts and notes for portable TeX
  > Live and portable MikTeX

Many thanks.  However, I followed the links on your web site and found:


Well, it's a pity that the TeXLive binaries for Windows are not
derived from the same sources as the UNIX binaries.

I have the impression that MinGW (Minimum GNU for Windows) is a nice
thing, and AFAIK Pawel used it to compile Perl for TeXLive.

I always thought that compiling TeX related programs with MinGW
requires a lot of effort because Fabrice used Microsoft tools and a
lot of work is required to adapt Makefiles and autoconf stuff.

But what you achieved is ***much*** more than I expected.  I added
Jerzy to the CC because he told me recently that he knows someone whom
he probably can convince to look into it.  I think that what you have
done already is a very good starting point.

Many thanks!

See you in Bachotek,

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