[NTG-context] PSTricks in Context

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:29:52 CET 2014


On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 10:22 PM, Context NTG wrote:
> I am using on Win7 x 64bit with standalone Context from
> http://standalone.contextgarden.net/setup/context-setup-win64.zip
>
> in \tex\texmf-context\tex\context\base\m-pstricks.mkii line 46 looks as
> following:
>     \loadpstrickscolors{colo-rgb.mkii}}
>
> The following example does not yield anything
>
> \usemodule[pstricks]
>
> \starttext
> \startPSTRICKS
> \pspicture(0mm,0mm)(30mm,30mm)
> \psline(0,0)(3,3)
> \endpspicture
> \stopPSTRICKS
> \stoptext
>
> Is there anything I am doing wrong?

Probably not, but the ConTeXt Minimals are missing support for
PSTricks (there are a lot of tools missing, including many binaries).
If you know how to install it, probably the easiest option to get
PSTricks running on Windows would be W32TeX.

(I could actually make a rsync-able complete version of W32TeX with a
relative ease. It contains the latest version of all the tools,
including ConTeXt. Maybe I should do that as MikTeX no longer supports
ConTeXt, TeX Live has frozen ConTeXt and binaries, ConTeXt
Distribution lacks some tools, and W32TeX is actually one of the best
TeX collections for Windows around; its only drawback is the lack of
an installer and updater – comparable to what MikTeX offers.)

Mojca


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