[XeTeX] longer ConTeXt+XeTeX compile time than before

Roland Kuhn rkuhn at e18.physik.tu-muenchen.de
Thu Feb 1 15:47:36 CET 2007

Hi Jonathan!

On 1 Feb 2007, at 15:00, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 1 Feb 2007, at 1:51 pm, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> If you have someone to blame, please blame me. I asked Hans if he
>> could add an additional switch -output-driver="xdvipdfmx" when  
>> running
>> XeTeX. This means that the files are now converted to pdf with
>> xdvipdfmx instead of xdv2pdf. Without that switch one cannot use otf
>> fonts that reside in the texmf tree.
> Right. But xdvipdfmx is also faster than xdv2pdf, in most cases.
Seconded. Testing with my (still evolving) PhD thesis of 142 pages gives

rkpmac:~/Documents/TeX/PhD rkuhn$ time xdv2pdf phd.xdv
real    0m30.137s
user    0m18.046s
sys     0m1.534s
rkpmac:~/Documents/TeX/PhD rkuhn$ time xdvipdfmx -r 1200 -V 4 phd.xdv
real    0m4.744s
user    0m1.542s
sys     0m0.406s

I ran both twice in a row and compared only the second runs to be  
sure that cache-coldness didn't decide the race.


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