tetex size / sub packages / mirrors (was Re: [Mac OS X TeX] OmnniGraffle 2.0 betas v3 supports TeX to PDFservice)

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Jan 3 08:42:39 EST 2002

Gerben said:
>PS. I am going to be a bit more slow with teTeX updates and other TeX
>related stuff for a while. I am actually paying for my link time
>personally and my work on TeX last months has cost me hundreds of
>dollars (my link is a bit expensive and they keep postponing my cheaper

>and faster link).


Here's a thing I've wondered on for a while now---do we really need to
have a complete tetex download everytime?

I'd dearly love to see a basic tex / latex2e install, _sans_ METAFONT
(and by extension pk / bitmap fonts), and all but the most popular macro
and other packages.

Then, additional packages for the above as necessary (doesn't MikTeX do
something of this sort? Perhaps we could model that?)

Can't we get the tex part of the install up on CTAN? It's already got
world-wide mirroring..... If that's a problem, if we can split things up
somewhat, I could mirror a core section (I've a couple of MBs on my AOL
webspace left yet).

Doesn't ftp.peak.org have an OS X section? Perhaps we could put it up


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