[NTG-context] Homebrew packaging for macOS

Hans Ã…berg haberg-1 at telia.com
Tue Oct 9 15:26:58 CEST 2018

> On 7 Oct 2018, at 19:08, Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> The only thing that comes somewhat closer to a release is a version
> that gets released with TeX Live once per year, but that's not in line
> with your desire to easily get the latest version.

The Tex Live archive is updated continuously: On MacOS, the TeX Live Utility gives weekly update notifications, though one can update more frequently by hand.

> But note that installing ConTeXt alone is not sufficient. You also
> need LuaTeX, a bunch of fonts and other files (I'm not sure which
> ones; with the old ConTeXt MKII it was a lot more dependencies than
> with the new ConTeXt MKIV).

This is a problem with the development version, which looks up luatex via the PATH, I think, which causes a conflict if one needs the luatex in the Tex Live distribution. 

> The easiest way would be to install TeX
> Live as a dependency,

A way might be to give the development version a different name, say context-<version>, making sure it just looks up its own resources, and put it in the TeX Live archive, updated regularly. Then those that runs the TeX Live Utility will have access to it.

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