Subject: teTeX-1.0 proposal
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/15/1999 06:47:20
After everyone rushed to volunteer for the teTeX upgrade, I've started to
look into it, and would like to suggest (for whoever will finish this :-)
the following layout.
teTeX 1.0 comes with one big (>30MB) machine independent file (texmf), and
a 8MB source-file; in order to start compiling, you need the MI-file
installed. For this to get done, I suggest we split this up in independent
teTeX-share: - contain whatever is in teTeX-texmf-1.0.tar.gz (the 30MB
teTeX-core: - depends on teTeX-share, so the files are installed before
the compiler gets going
- contains all the binaries etc.
teTeX-sharesrc: - contain the sources of teTeX-share, in case someone
teTeX: - a meta-package depending on teTeX-core and
If you think that the teTeX-sharesrc and teTeX pkgs should be left out and
teTeX-core be renamed to teTeX, that's a possible way to safe a bit of
diskspace. Be aware that the installation will still need something
between 50 and 100MB!
What I've done so far is started to collect the things for the teTeX-core
package, and got the teTeX-share package done. If someone wants to have
a look, it's all available at
ftp://smaug.fh-regensburg.de/pub/NetBSD/teTeX.tgz right now. If someone
wants to take over, feel free to do so. I need some sleep now... n8!
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