[tex-live] Request for performance check of legacy darwin (luatex)

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 12:25:39 CET 2018


Last year there were many complaints about the slowness of darwin
legacy binaries.

Is anyone willing to test these and compare them with, say, TL2016 and
the non-legacy darwin binaries compiled by Dick which are already in
TL pretest?

There's currently one variant of the build available, but I'll prepare
a couple more.

The binaries above (x86_64-darwinlegacy_libc++_nomods.tar.xz) were
compiled with clang 5.0 on 10.6 and should in principle work out of
the box on 10.7 and later. On 10.6 they only work for those who have
libc++ installed (for example from MacPorts) and a few further
modifications are needed to make them work entirely out of the box on
10.6, but that's a different topic.


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