[dev-context] TeXLive 2006

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Mon Dec 11 06:15:30 CET 2006

Hi all,

On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 15:47:39 -0700, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de>  

> 2006/12/10, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>:

>> In fact, I believe we should consider retracting ConTeXt from TeXLive
>> perminently (for TL2007, we have already made promises for TL2006).

> If ConTeXt would be removed from TL, this would be a very sad day for
> the TeX community (and maybe TL should be renamed to LaTeXLive then).

Actually I disagree that this is a sad day. Au contraire, ConTeXt and  
LaTeX are becoming such different beasts that I actually look forward to  
the day when I can install ConTeXt on its own and install LaTeX on its own  
as completely separate systems with no overlap or clashes. There is still  
some overlap now (which gives the illusion of symbiosis) but in my view  
the sooner ConTeXt becomes its own the better. There will always be  
cooperation at the engine level but lets sharply distinguish the TeX  
engine, LaTeX, and ConTeXt. There should be eg. an agnostic common TeX  
engine, a LaTeXLive, and a ConTeXtLive.

I don't want to see Hans and Taco wasting time with a non-working  
symbiosis. We have too many things that need to get done.


Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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