[tex-live] texdoc in luatex

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Jun 26 13:35:52 CEST 2007

"Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2007/6/26, Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch>:
>> > Decompressing pdfs on the fly will cost time as PDFs have to be
>> > decompressed completely before they can be read (unless they are
>> > linearized).
>> Is that a real problem on an installed system or the Live DVD?
> Always. Non-linearized pdfs are first read from the end to find the
> xref table, and then you access indivial objects. So you need tmp
> space (either in memory or on disc) 

I mean, is it a problem in real life - with the kind of CPU, memory and
DVD reader our average user has, and with the typical large-size PDF
file in TeXLive:

find TeXLive2007/texmf-doc/doc/ -name "*pdf" | xargs ls -lh | sed -n '/frank[[:space:]]*[[:digit:].]*M/ {s at .*frank @@;s at M.*/@M @;p}'
2.3M lshort-bg.pdf
3.1M symbols-a4.pdf
2.6M newfaq.pdf
1.9M survey.pdf
1.4M book.pdf
2.1M lshort.pdf
3.6M Mathmode.pdf
1.6M visualFAQ.pdf
2.0M lyhyt2e.pdf
2.1M fepslatex.pdf
1.5M fbook.pdf
2.5M flshort-3.20.pdf
1.4M de-tex-faq.pdf
1.1M itlshort.pdf
1.3M jlshort.pdf
1.4M lshort-kr.pdf
1.1M pedeefy.pdf
1.3M lshort2e.pdf
1.9M ptlshort.pdf
1.9M lshortru.pdf
1.7M lshort-tr.pdf
2.4M lshort-ukr.pdf
2.0M lshort-vi.pdf

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

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