[NTG-context] Can I use mkii and mkiv side by side?

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 13:48:35 CET 2015

Hi Keith,

Thanks for your attention. 
Indeed I use the latest TeXShop (version 3.49) but regarding the content my mkii.engine file if I remove the line 

source /Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/setuptex

then I cannot typeset with my standalone installation of Context: I tried to use a set path such as

set path = ($path /Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin)

but I get an error message telling me:

/Users/kavian/Library/TeXShop/Engines/mkii.engine: line 3: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/Users/kavian/Library/TeXShop/Engines/mkii.engine: line 3: `set path = ($path /Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin)’

So at this point I have to keep the instruction to source the setuptex file in order to typeset either with mkii or mkiv, using the standalone Context. 

Best regards: OK

> On 21 Jan 2015, at 12:55, Keith Schultz <keithjschultz at icloud.com> wrote:
> Hi Otared and Gerben,
> I do not know which version of TeXShop you are using but the more recent ones
> have Engines for ConTeXt, already.
> If they are not already installed you can find them in:
> ~/Libraries/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive
> just more the Contex( LuaTeX).engine into Engines and restart
> TeXShop.
> Here is the engine definition for MacTeX 2014 (TeXLive)
> #!/bin/tcsh
> # Before using this engine, you must run the following command once in Terminal: luatools --generate
> set path= ($path /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin)
> mtxrun --script context --autogenerate --synctex=1 "$1"
>> Am 21.01.2015 um 12:08 schrieb Otared Kavian <otared at gmail.com>:
>> Hi Gerben,
> [snip, snip]
>> For instance my file mkii.engine contains the following lines:
>> #!/bin/bash
>> source /Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/setuptex 
>> texexec --autogenerate --synctex=1 "$1" 
> No need to Source setuptex.
> Just set the Path to your ConTeXt Standalone directory
> The setuptex script is a multi-platform script to setup the paths!
>> where  
>> 	/Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/setuptex 
>> is the path to the file setuptex in my Context standalone directory.
>> Best regards: OK
> regards
> 	Keith.
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