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Re: pdfsizeopt

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: pdfsizeopt
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 15:38:30 +0100

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:
> using pdfsizeopt ( it is
> possible, for example, to reduce the size of `notation.pdf' from
> 24MByte to 15MByte.  I consider this quite impressive.
> [All used components of pdfsizeopt are freely available, but one of
> them (Multivalent) is not free in the GNU sense.]
> Wouldn't it be useful to add this to the build chain?

The reduction in size would be nice, but I cannot support adding java
as a build requirement.  We could debate about the "free-ness" of java
and how "free" we should keep this official GNU project, but leaving
that aside, I have no stomach for adding java to the GUB build system.

- Graham

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