[dev-context] No Official ConTeXt LMTX Repository

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 23:58:27 CET 2020


On Sat, 25 Jan 2020 at 23:40, Henri Menke wrote:
>
> > It would be really cool if ConTeXt LMTX had a/the official repository.
>
> There will never be an “official repository” for ConTeXt.

There will probably be an official repository soon (even if created by
extracting and committing the zips from the website).

> As it stands ConTeXt also does not accept “Pull Requests”,

Maybe not pull requests, but Hans happily accepts any patches.
Committing code to GitHub and sending Hans a link should be a valid
form of a patch :)

> because it is developed by PRAGMA ADE for their and only their purposes.

This couldn't be further from the truth.

First of all: PRAGMA *IS* Hans, and everything being developed there
is done by Hans and Hans only, most of the time with absolutely zero
benefits for the business (or more likely actively hurting the
business as he might be working on interesting features requested by
users rather than boring stuff required for customers), and most of
the time outside of regular working hours (nights, weekends, ...).

Second: tons of features have been added on user requests, and because
Hans likes challenges. Not because pragma required or approved it.

> The fact that ConTeXt is
> availble open source to the public and that Hans replies to bugs that
> don't affect his own work is merely a nice gesture of PRAGMA to the
> community.

Of Hans personally, not PRAGMA.
(OK, the single coworker of his had to agree on Hans wasting so much
time doing crazy things.)

Mojca


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