[tex-live] TL2008 installation under Windows

Gregor Zimmermann gregor.zimmermann at physik.uni-leipzig.de
Wed Aug 13 15:40:46 CEST 2008

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Subject: Re: [tex-live] TL2008 installation under Windows
From: David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org>
To: Gregor Zimmermann <gregor.zimmermann at physik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: 13.08.2008 15:28

> Gregor Zimmermann <gregor.zimmermann at physik.uni-leipzig.de> writes:
>> Hi Manuel,
>>>> Furthermore, 'pdf(la)tex' is not an option as long as the only
>>>>> vector-graphics (read: high-quality) format produced by many
>>>>> applications is EPS 
>>> I don't fully agree on this point. You can still compile with latex+dvips and
>> These routes work as long you are not typesetting large documents with
>> hundreds of graphics (vector diagrams interspersed with
>> high-resolution bitmap-data) - dvips just takes ages...
> Ah, but you need to run it only when you need to deliver PS.  For your
> text editing needs, you can cycle between latex (with DVI engine) and
> xdvi (heck, xdvi will just update without manual need to reload).
> And since latex/DVI will not even _look_ at the graphics, this tends to
> be lots faster than latex/PDF which has to include and resource-resolve
> graphics every single run.
> Even when you are just doing the latex/latex/bibtex/latex cycle.

Exactly my point. That is why I'd prefer to have a DVI-viewer in the 
standard installation for windows...

Best Regards,

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