[NTG-context] [texhax] Choosing TeX um ... stuff

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Nov 18 09:24:38 CET 2010


On 17-11-2010 11:06, Paul Isambert wrote:

> Philip, plain TeX isn't exactly mainstream anymore, and ConTeXt probably beats
> it on this point. And ConTeXt is already more than 15 years old, so it's not so
> new, although it does keep moving.

fyi, there are two versions of context:

- mkii is a frozen snapshot of context that runs on top of pdftex and xetex
- mkiv is the mainstream version and runs on top of luatex; it is a 
rathere drastic rewrite + major upgrade and many internals are pretty 
new but is mostly downward compatible as well

Hans


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