[tex-live] scheme modern

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 11:38:32 CET 2011

2011/1/6 Uwe Siart <usenet at siart.de>:
> Arno Trautmann <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de> writes:
>> I was wondering if it might be considered for the next TeXlive (2011 I
>> hope) to provide an installation scheme "modern". This could be a
>> scheme providing everything needed to work with, say, XeLaTeX,
>> luaLaTeX, ConTeXt Mk IV etc. but drops a (quite large) number of old,
>> deprecated packages (e.g. inputenc/fontenc for LaTeX).
> I'd call such a scheme "beta" rather than "modern". IMO the time is by
> far not ripe to designate LaTeX and its packages "old and deprecated".
>> (I'm /not/ suggesting to drop those packages at all from TeXlive!)
I am not sure whether such a scheme will save much space. Of course
you will not need fontenc and inputenc. In unix systems you will not
save space by removing executables bcause they are just hard links.
Almost all packages are shared. For instance, hyperref is a large
package and it works with all engines, the same applies for TikZ. I
think you probably save just a few megabytes but lose possibility to
process someone else's files that assume LaTeX with inputenc and

> Thank god.
> --
> Uwe

Zdeněk Wagner

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