Rasmus Pank Roulund <ras...@pank.eu> writes: > > Ista Zahn <istaz...@gmail.com> writes: > >> 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. > > No it doesn't: pacman -S pandoc.
> At 25MB, a static, precompiled pandoc is probably fine, but for users of > some OSs, such as Archlinux or even worse some OS where pandoc is not > generally available as a precompiled package, it’s a really, really big > dependency. I may still be the best option, though. The best option on arch is probably pandoc-static in the AUR. It pulls in the very large ghc as a build dependency. However, this can be removed after the build. Still, pandoc-static is 118 MB on my machine. (That's bigger than emacs itself). In an ideal world, citeproc-js + node would be the most portable. However, as others have pointed out, the lack of a good converter from bibtex to citeproc's json format is a drawback. By contrast, pandoc-citeproc offers both a converter and a CSL implementation. Matt