# [tex-live] http://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html

Mon Aug 10 18:15:12 CEST 2009

Hi,

on that page it says
You can either do a network installation of TL or mirror the
whole directory:

Might I suggest that you note that if someone mirrors the whole
directory, they get many gigs of Mac-only files?  I only realized this
after d/l'ing for a while.  I'm guessing that 90-95% of TeX users
don't really want those files.

It also says
When running pdftex (with PDF output), .eps files are
automatically converted to PDF using the epstopdf package.
The default options are intended to eliminate any chance of
hand-created .pdf's being overwritten, but you can also
prevent epstopdf  from being loaded at all by putting
declaration.
Given that you say "pdftex" and not "pdflatex", I find it odd that it
then says latex-specific things.  Perhaps as one of the remaining three
plain TeX users I have a distorted viewpoint :-)
Do you know if