[tex-live] LuaTeX cygwin build

taco taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Jun 11 19:08:24 CEST 2010

Ken Brown wrote:
> On 4/8/2010 8:31 AM, Élie Roux wrote:
>> Hello,
>> If I test the LuaTeX 0.60 for mingw32 that I can get on
>> http://foundry.supelec.fr/gf/project/luatex/frs/, everything is doing
>> fine, but if I compile my own binary under cygwin, for documents using
>> a lot of big fonts, I easily run out of memory. I don't think it's a
>> big deal as I can use mingw32 binaries under cygwin without any
>> problem, but I think it would be worth documenting it for TeX Live's
>> cygwin distribution (if binaries are built under cygwin).
> Hi Élie,
> I'm returning to this old thread because I've just learned, as a result 
> of discussions involving asymptote, that it is sometimes possible to 
> increase the amount of memory available to a cygwin process. 
> Instructions are at
>   http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/setup-maxmem.html
> Do you want to try this and see if it helps?  Alternatively, I would be 
> glad to try it in TL2010 (pretest) if you send me detailed instructions. 

It would be really interesting to me if someone could explain *why*
the cygwin binaries need more memory than either the mingw32 or the
native msvc builds.

Best wishes,

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