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

Gerben Wierda gerben.wierda at rna.nl
Mon Jan 26 17:19:26 CET 2015

I don’t use TeXShop for these projects. I use a separate editor in a shell and a Makefile (very old-fashioned). The Makefile contains stuff like:


.SUFFIXES: .pdf .tex .open

        open $<

        texexec --pdf ${MODE} ${ONCE} $<

        make ONCE="--once" book-open

        make ONCE="" book-open

prd_book.pdf: ${PRODUCTSDIR}/prd_book.tex ${ENVDIR}/env_cataoia.tex \
        $(TEXS) $(BOOKIMAGES) /Users/gerben/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/gwierda.bib
        make MODE="--mode=editor" ONCE="${ONCE}" ${PRODUCTSDIR}/prd_book.pdf

I can do a quick compile with 'make once' and a full compile with 'make full’. And if I compile a separate chapter file it ends up being compiled differently from compiling a full book (e.g. the endnotes and bibliography end up at the end of the chapter) so I can work on separate chapters.

luna:chapters gerben$ make -n c_loosely.pdf
texexec --pdf --mode=standalone  c_loosely.tex
luna:chapters gerben$ make -n prd_book.pdf
make MODE="--mode=editor" ONCE="" ../products/prd_book.pdf

The latter turns into

texexec --pdf --mode=editor  ../products/prd_book.tex

And the environment file has:

     {\subsubject{Notes} \placenotes[endnote] \subsubject{Bibliography}
  \appendtoks \maybeendnotes \to \everystoptext

So, what would be easiest for me if I know what commend to use instead of the texexec command.


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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