[NTG-context] Homebrew packaging for macOS

Hans Åberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Sun Oct 7 15:06:33 CEST 2018

> On 7 Oct 2018, at 12:45, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 10/7/2018 10:56 AM, Hans Åberg wrote:
>>> On 7 Oct 2018, at 01:32, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> On 10/7/2018 1:24 AM, Andrew Dunning wrote:
>>>> Dear list,
>>>> Has anyone ever looked into packaging ConTeXt for Homebrew on macOS (see <https://brew.sh>)? Providing it as an installation option would make it far easier to obtain the latest version.
>>> How do you now update? It's just one recall to first-setup.sh
>> It would be better to put the development version in TeXLive as a separate package—on MacOS, it comes with the TeX Live Utility which gives update notifications frequently, once a week, but one can run it more frequently by hand. Just give it a different name than from the ordinary distribution, say context-<version>.
>> When I used the beta, it was difficult to switch with other TeX software. So this might be better.
> hm, you can install context alongside texlive and just change the path as everything else is picked up from that (also a lightweight context distribution is normally faster than context in texlive)

I don't recall the problem, maybe using LuaTeX in another context that ConTeXt, so having to keep track of that switch.

> (till now we only update context in telive once per year and i don't know if mojca pushes the latest context in there for the updating; till now often it went in sync with a luatex update)

I get weekly update update notices from the TeX Live Utility, so it seems working fine at that end.

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