[XeTeX] "Minimalist" TeX?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed May 16 18:18:37 CEST 2012

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 04:42:31PM +0100, Joseph Wright wrote:
> On 16/05/2012 05:38, C Y wrote:
> > I have compiled xetex from the latest Git sources on sourceforge, and the build appears to have been successful.
> > 
> > Does the sourceforge Git repo of xetex produce a working (albeit minimal) TeX once compilation is complete?  (It didn't seem to in my quick test, but it's quite possible I didn't do something right environment wise...)  If not, is there documentation anywhere of what constitutes the minimal set of files that will allow an average LaTeX document to be typeset?
> > 
> > My interest is in building a "Minimalist" subset of TeX in situations where a system installation isn't present, but I've not had much luck locating documentation describing what constitutes a minimal-yet-functional subset of the TeX Live distribution.  Has anybody documented such a subset?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > CY
> TeX is more than one program, so it's not as simple as grabbing 'source
> for the binary <name>TeX' and compiling it.
> For a minimal compilable set up, maybe take a look at KerTeX:
> http://www.kergis.com/en/kertex.html

Which does not include XeTeX :)

More information about the XeTeX mailing list