[NTG-context] ConTeXt ultraminimals (was re: Perl/Ruby dependency)

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
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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