[NTG-context] ConTeXt ultraminimals (was re: Perl/Ruby dependency)
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Fri Apr 11 15:54:12 CEST 2008
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> >> luatex + context mkiv is indeed independent [of Ruby]
> >> - index sorting takes place in mkiv
> >> - job control is done with mtxrun/mtx-context
> > Now that I've been told the idea is at least possible, I've been
> > thinking about how to generate a micro-minimal mkiv distribution: no
> > fonts except the LM set, no engines except luaTeX, no kpathsea, &
> > preferably no external dependencies (perl, ruby, &c.).
> > So how to best go about this? I'm downloading the current minimals
> > (or should I use the .zips at
> > <http://www.pragma-ade.nl/download-1.htm>?); what can I cut out?
> use the minimals from the garden .. the zips will go away (apart from
> the cont-* zips)
> one option is to write a dedicated fetch script, load the minimals for
> luatex use only (is an option) and then look at the files you need
> i wonder if it's worth the trouble because all you get extra on top of
> lm is tex gyre open type
There are many other OpenType fonts that get fetched by default as
well. And maybe the whole bin/common can be left out in that case
(maybe windows still needs some libraries).
So there is still some space that could be saved.
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