[NTG-context] bug?: interaction between columns and background

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Thu Oct 5 01:49:51 CEST 2006

On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, Patrick Gundlach wrote:

> Hi,
>>> I did take it as a joke, but seriously: if any user of the live
>>> ConTeXt would like to see some changes, please tell me. I know that
>>> running the installer more often is nothing major, but just in case
>>> anybody misses a special feature... I can't promise that it would be
>>> done right away, but I'd write it down and implement it when I find
>>> some time.
>> is it possible to install current as well as the beta and let users choose via a radio button?
> I don't distinguish between stable and beta. I always install the
> latest, but I could implement a menu/button that chooses the installed
> version.

Hans, can ctxtools be modified to give the option of downloading both 
the stable and latest branch? --updatecontext gives the beta which, 
being a beta, has occasional bugs. So this method of updating context 
can not be recommended to new users. How about adding

ctxtools --updatecontext --stable to give the stable branch, or 
instead make fetching the stable branch default and give --beta to 
download the beta. Maybe even extract everything with --beta to 
TEXMFBETA folder so that maintaining beta and stable in parallel is 
seamless. Right now there is texexec --beta for running the beta, but 
then you have to maintain the beta tree manually.


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