[NTG-context] mswincontext.zip

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Aug 27 13:31:33 CEST 2008

dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net wrote:
> All,
> A bit frustrated as I cannot seem to get a mswincontext scite combination going. I gave up on: http://pragma-ade.com/context/install/mswintex.zip. I got absolutely nowhere with the installation and trying to connect scite.

mswintex is just a zipped minimal

> So, I just downloaded:  http://pragma-ade.com/context/install/mswincontext.zip

that one has also scite, perl and ruby + some more

> After extracting to c:\context, I ran the file first-setup.bat, which proceeded to install a lot of files. Was this a correct thing to do? Strange, as the distribution size was already huge. It would really help to have a readme.txt in this distribution with installation directions.

> After first-setup was complete, I ran cscite.bat. Scite opened. Good! I entered the usual test file:
> \starttext
> Hello, World!
> \stoptext
> And saved as test.tex.

one option is to let setuptex be executed when you open a cmd prompt and 
then start scite from that (it's what i do here, since i do much on the 

then scite knows in which env it lives

> Then I tried Tools->Compile, which resulted in this error mesage:
> texmfstart concheck test.tex
> ruby: no such file to load--ubygems (LoadError)

might be some conflict between the ruby in the zip and the installed 
one; this gems stuff overloads the 'require' function in an incompatible 
way (as idris suggested, get rid of gems)


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