[tex-live] A general question about minimal installation scheme of texlive

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Fri Apr 10 17:25:59 CEST 2009

2009/4/10, Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>:
> Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:
>  > 2009/4/10, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>:
>  > > tex, pdftex and luatex is the same binary, i.e. you get just one
>  >
>  > I hope not. :-)
> i thought that was the aim, at the time i was writing the current
>  (public) version of the uk faq.

We might get there eventually. But
- "tex" will probably always call DEK's engine
- "pdftex" will probably always call Thanh's engine

"latex" et.al. are a different matter: they now use pdftex and will
eventually use luatex (the LaTeX team could help by "endorsing" luatex
eventually). But I doubt that we'll see luatex as the default engine
for latex et.al. for some years (TL11 ?).


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