On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Rasmus <ras...@gmx.us> wrote:
> Hi,
> Rainer M Krug <rai...@krugs.de> writes:
>> I don't know which OS you are using, but just checking on
>> [[https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/releases/1.15.1]] and
>> [[https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/releases/tag/]]:
>> Windows: 19.7 MB
>> Mac    : 27.9 MB
>> Deb    : 20.2 MB
>> The 1600MB must be including LaTeX?
> Nope, but something like 100 haskell libraries and ghc.  I guess it’s not
> build in a static way?
> It’s much smaller on Debian, approx. 25Mb.  (I should switch to Fedora
> full-time).
>> In General, I like the idea of using the Pandoc approach, as Pandoc
>> provides a very useful framework for all kinds of conversions (and I
>> don't like java...)
> Your first argument refers to a side effect (to us), and it is irrelevant
> IMO.

I disagree. pandoc supports conversion to and from org-mode. Making
pandoc a requirement will enable other useful features (e.g., "Import
documents from...", alternative pandoc-based exporters etc. IMO pandoc
is easy on Windows and OSX. It is easy on some Linux distros but not
all. I use Arch LInux, where getting pandoc requires some work, but I
think that is an issue that the Linux distros need to work out. In
short, pandoc is extremely useful for org-mode users, and not only for
citations. I think pandoc is the way to go.

  Java run easily everywhere, easily, and if you use mathml for some
> of your documents, you’re likely already using a jar file with Org.
> That being said, it suggest that Pandoc /can/ be packed in a sensible way,
> which is good.
> Rasmus
> --
> A page of history is worth a volume of logic

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