Predrag Punosevac punosevac at math.arizona.edu
Wed Jul 25 04:19:16 UTC 2007

Nikola Lecic wrote:
> Nobody thinks that TeXLive shouldn't be ported :) What do you mean by
> "light version"?
One of original arguments for not porting TeXLive was that the program 
is simply to big
(over 1Gb). Having downloaded TeXLive (binaries only) on several 
occasions for my friends over DSL I can confess that that is really the 
case (at least 3 hours for binaries over 1.5Mps DSL connection) .
I purpose that the program be ported in the style of Gnome. Light strip 
down version which would
be the minimal fully functional configuration,
"full" (English language) version with all bells, and then another port 
with the support for different languages, another port Music part of the 
TeXLive etc. The idea of dividing the port is just initial and should be 
more carefully considered by the people who know more about various 
aspects of TeX that I do not use.
Predrag Punosevac

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