Re: Re: mu TECH

From: Ripcrd6 (
Date: Thu Dec 09 1999 - 21:35:20 CET

Do you want to start a list of printers we are all using? If so, I have a
Canon BJ-100 and a HP DeskJet 870cxi. I think both are fairly common.

As for font styles I prefer Arial and Times New Roman. I find they are
common and easy to read. I just hate the uppercase i in Arial that looks
like a lowercase l in disguise.
Y2K Flunky

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Houghton <>
> On 7 Dec 1999, Arno Wilhelm <> wrote:
> >
> >>I started a latex/LyX distribution for muLinux about 6 months ago. The
> >>problem I had (apart from lack of interest from the mailing list!!) was
> >>the fact that it is such a huge program. I had to make the decision as
> >>to what styles templates, what printer types to support etc in order
> >>cut the size down. I know you can configure these yourself but the
> >>configuration routines in tex/latex need a bash shell to run and will
> >>run on ash. So we will have to accept a pre-configured setup. Using a
> >>small handfull of style templates, a default postscript printer and a
> >>couple of stripped down binary and library files, I managed to get the
> >>size down to 12Mb (bzipped size) still way too large.
> >
> >
> >Why dont you use the new Cdrom burning feature of mulinux?
> >I have got an Epson Stylus Photo.
> I could do, but then I could just as well post the full tex distribution
on my website which is fine if you have a cloned system with loads of spare
hd space but this is getting away from the spirit of muLinux's minimalistic
> In the same way we could have an X11 distribution with svga server (which
is very easy to do anyway under muLinux), loads more fonts and
kde/gnome/enlightenment desktops, but taking this approach you might as
well go the full way and install a full Linux distro.
> What I'm trying to do is cram as much as possible onto a single floppy as
we have withh X11,GCC andTcl, but obviously some drastic cutting has to be
> As I said, I have another approach in mind, watch this space.
> I still need feedback as to what document styles we need/want and what
printers(and printer capabilities) we have so that I can sort out the
output format(ascii, postscript, pdf etc).
> Dave
> muLinux U.K. mirror
> >
> >Arno

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