[tex-live] texlive 2005

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Mar 16 16:50:08 CET 2005

Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:27:18PM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> Fabrice Popineau wrote:
>> >Definitely. I wouldn't even encourage anybody new to TeX to use dvi
>> >anymore.
>> indeed, we only need it for metapost but only as intermediate format; i 
>> don;t even have a dvi viewer installed (at least not that i know of)
> If one wants to stick to dvi documentation, then an alternative
> solution would be a documentation browser which converts dvi to
> ps/pdf on the fly.

That's not an alternative since it is dead-slow even without an extra
conversion.  One of the main points about DVI viewers is that they are
fast, and also that they support Source Specials.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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