[XeTeX] Minimal files needed for XeLaTeX package to run on Windows

Lillie Bennett lillie.bennett at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 03:01:16 CEST 2009

I would stay away from MikTeX as it renames most of the core programs to 
fit it's nice window control system.

WinTeX would be my choice. I just make a full installation then create a 
separate directory to hold the trimmed down system. Copy the main 
programs over and run them to locate the dependencies. Copy the 
dependencies other packages and repeat. It's a tedious process but 
eventually works and not as hard to keep updated. I just use plain TeX 
so LaTeX will be much more difficult.


Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 22.06.2009 um 20:18 schrieb Andy Black:
>> "What is the minimum set of files needed to run xelatex on a Windows 
>> machine?"
> I'd also include xcolor, geometry, graphics, graphicx, 
> babel/hyphenation. No use for array and longtable?
>> Finally, are there any licensing issues that must be addressed in 
>> creating such a streamlined installation package?
> Check the MiKTeX license first, for the binaries and executable 
> scripts which create format and map files. The packages are probably 
> free – as long as you distribute them completely, i.e., with all 
> documentation.
> -- 
> Greetings
>   Pete
> By filing this bug report you have challenged the honor of my family. 
> Prepare to die!

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