[NTG-context] ConTeXt ultraminimals (was re: Perl/Ruby dependency)

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 16:56:04 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Mojca Miklavec
<mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 4:32 PM, luigi scarso wrote:
>  > >  See my reply to Hans (about five minutes before this message); it's
>  >  >  complexity of installation and options, not disc usage, that I'm
>  >  >  trying to minimize.
>  >  A bit off-topic:
>  >  mayb we can also think a context-live iso img.
>  I have already done it once (perl and ruby added to the CD, and
>  formats generated), and one could be prepared at/for the conference.
>  However, I have no idea how sensible the formats are (if you prepare a
>  live CD with slightly different versions of pdfTeX for different
>  platforms - probably that's not going to work?) And luatex should then
>  put its cache into temp.
What about an image to run with a virtual machine ?

>  Mojca
>  PS: but the main problem with CD is that you cannot update it, so it
>  probably gets old before you even manage to burn it
Are you sure ?
pdftex is frozen (almost), .
I have a production with a context 4 years old.
Context (in some...contexts)  stay pretty young.

it's new .
it's powerful .
it's luatex .

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