[dev-context] Different Versions of Manuals

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Mar 3 15:23:49 CET 2020

On 3/3/2020 11:56 AM, Sebastian Miele wrote:
> Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> writes:
>> On 3/1/2020 3:49 PM, Sebastian Miele wrote:
>>> The ConTeXt Excursion referenced from the garden and contained in the
>>> LMTX distribution say that they are from 2017-Oct-05. The version linked
>>> from http://www.pragma-ade.com/overview.htm says it is from 1999-May-27.
>>> The ConTeXt reference manual linked from
>>> http://www.pragma-ade.com/overview.htm is from 2001-Nov-12. The version
>>> referenced in the garden is from 2013-Sep-27. As of now, I did not find
>>> a version of the document in the distribution. Neither in ConTeXt LMTX,
>>> nor in ConTeXt Standalone.
>> The garden copies are kind of independent. Not updated often.
>> The website is largely the same as what is in the distribution but not
>> entirely. (Btw, most of the website is generated automatically along
>> with generating the current distribution zip.)
>> The website is a bit more archival in that sense. The old ref manual
>> (most of which still applies) has some chapters turned into what are now
>> separate manuals.
> Ok, I just use the docs from the distribution and the contextref.pdf
> from 2013-Sep-27 linked at the garden (as neither it nor its source
> seem to be in the distribution).

Indeed. As I am very picky about formatting of document sources and had 
no time (or reason) to check the ref manual it's not in the distribution.

>>> luametatex.pdf in LMTX is from Feb-18. In Standalone it is from Jan-30.
>> Sure, sometimes we update LMTX independent from the mkiv distribution.
>> I generate the luametatex manual (1) as a quick test and (2) to check if
>> I messed up performance.
>> Anyway, as the sources are distributed too one can always generate the
>> latest greatest.
> Generating the manuals on my site may produce the latest (except for the
> lacking ConTeXt reference manual). But it cannot produce the greatest on
> my site, because, as of now, I am lacking Lucida and Cambria, and my
> financial means are extremely limited (contrary to my free time :-)).
> At least the LuaMetaTeX manual has a graphical example with boxes drawn
> around Lucida and Cambria characters in order to illustrate spacing. The
> font metrics used for that almost certainly come from the fonts.

You can probably remap them to some other font. If you have a windows 
system or install some powerpoint vierwer you have cambria.

> I just stay with the generated PDFs.


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