[Context] [Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.42.0 (a snapshot release)

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 13:02:14 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 12:43, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Yue Wang wrote:
>> Did I miss something here?
> so, in the minimals, will we have an extra texmf-...-64 for osx then?
> i agree with mojca that we should not mess around too much with binaries in
> this tex-live-freeze stage

1.) Yue Wang says that the 64-bit binary is bigger, slower and
consumes more memory
2.) If we start supporting 64-bit intel, we could equally think about 64-bit PPC
3.) TeX Live has no 64-bit support yet I guess (one might want to ask
Dick/Richard Koch)
4.) Maybe just want what differences Snow Leopard will bring
5.) uname shows i386 as platform; in order to figure out that Mac is
64-bit one needs to issue some weird mac-specific command (both in
command-line and in mtx[something]); the idea is probably to provide
"fat" binaries, but then the question: should fat binaries now contain
ppc+i386+x86_64 or just a subset of them?

(2) is not to be taken seriously, but as long as (1) is true I see no
reason to provide 64-bit binaries at this moment. But definitely we
need to consider that at some later point.


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