[texhax] Fwd: BurningTeXLive 2008 on DVD

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Sep 24 00:01:01 CEST 2008

    The texlive version is very small and appears to be very efficient -
    as one would expect from that source.

Thanks for the kudos, but we (TL) didn't write any of the lzma tools
ourselves.  The format was invented by Igor Pavlov (who wrote 7-zip),
and we use the lzmadec from the lzma-utils (http://tukaani.org/lzma).

Technically, it is essentially the standard "deflate" ([g]zip) algorithm,
but with a vastly increased dictionary size.


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