[NTG-context] Strange bug in interactive table of content...

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sat Jan 31 10:45:51 CET 2015

On 01/30/2015 05:42 PM, Rob Heusdens wrote:
> [...]
> Hello Pablo,
> I can imagine people sticking to the latest stable release only instead of
> picking up the latest beta.

Hi Rob,

don’t worry, with ConTeXt Standalone you can have them all ;-).

Each ConTeXt Standalone installation is independent, so you can have the
latest stable version and many beta releases. The only requirement is
available storage.

When I started using ConTeXt on a regular basis (I moved from a decade
with LaTeX), I thought the stable release was the right thing to use. I
had it from TeXLive. After a reply to a question in this mailing list, I
thought it was sensible to install the latest beta version and keep it

In spite of the word, unstable versions are pretty stable. They are
pretty bug free. As Hans says, don’t use it for critical work. But
besides that, bugs are there to be reported ;-).

You could always find a bug in an stable version. And (to the best of my
knowledge) these bugs are only fixed in the next version: first in the
unstable one.

> I have a workaround, so it is not so important (and this kind of bug
> almost never shows up, I just accidently ran into it, and I was just
> amazed by the peculiarity of it).

If I were in your shoes, I would keep the unstable version updated.
Again, with the latest unstable version you only have to deal with
brand-new bugs (or at least with the active ones).

If you allow me a personal opinion, ConTeXt is simply awesome. It helps
a lot of us to create more–than–beautiful documents. Hans is the main
hero behind it. I think a way to contribute back to ConTeXt is at least
to report bugs. And to be able to report bugs, one should have the
latest beta installed.

[Just in case I haven’t expressed myself accurately, I’m not meaning you
wasn’t doing the right thing. My personal opinion only tries to show the
convenience of having (also) the latest beta installed.]

> Just to be sure, how can I upgrade to latest beta?

Which OS do you use?

As a general (OS-agnostic) advice, make a copy of the directory were you
have ConTeXt Standalone installed. Rename it to "context-beta" (without
the quotes) and update that ConTeXt version.

If you are on Windows, I’m afraid I cannot help (I could guess how it
could work, but I cannot check it).

On Unix (Linux / MacOS X), you could use:

    cd /path/where/you/have/context-beta
    rsync -ptv rsync://contextgarden.net/minimals/setup/first-setup.sh .
    ./first-setup.sh --modules=all

More info can be found at http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Standalone.

Just in case it helps (and don’t hesitate to ask, if it doesn’t),


More information about the ntg-context mailing list