[NTG-context] Context install for Apple Silicon M1 mac mini

Keith McKay mckaymeister at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 13:01:00 CET 2020


I have recently retired my 2012 mac mini in favour of a new Apple 
silicon M1 mac mini on which I would like to install ConTeXt. I know 
that their are no ARM binaries yet for ConTeXt but Apple say that intel 
binaries can be run on an ARM using the Rosetta emmulation software. I 
tried to download the intel binaries using the install.sh that comes 
with the context-osx-64.zip file but of course it does not recognise the 
ARM chip and suggests contacting the mailing list. In some previous 
emails to the list, in which I was a participent, (see the post "new 
upload" of 26/11/2020) their was some discussion on how Context could be 
set up to work on these machines by building binaries using Xcode. I am 
afraid this is well above my skillset so I was wondering how I could get 
the Intel binaries and then set up ConTeXt running with the Rosetta 
emulation software. I should be able to do that. If this is possible, I 
would be very happy to do some testing and report back my experiences to 
the list.

Best Wishes

Keith McKay

Scotland, UK

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