[NTG-context] Mark IV or LuaMetaTeX?

Tommaso Gordini illinguista1972 at gmail.com
Thu May 26 19:03:24 CEST 2022


Thank you, Keith!

Everything works fine, except Synctex.

So, between MkIV and LMTX you recommend LMTX. Perfect.

Tommaso

Il gio 26 mag 2022, 17:55 Keith McKay via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
ha scritto:

> Hi Tommaso
>
>  I use TeXworks with ConText stand alone LMTX. To set it up to run context
> do the following.
>
> Open TexWorks and then click on TexWorks in the menu bar then Preferences.
> The TexWorks Preference window will open up.
>
> Click on the Typesetting tab and you will see two panes. One marked "Paths
> for TeX and related Programs" and another marked "Processing Tools".
>
> Next to Processing Tools is a + button. Click on this and a "Tool
> Configuration" window appears. This is where you enter the details for
> processing by ConTeXt and this is how I have set this up on my mac mini M1.
>
> Name: LMTX
>
> % Here you need to use the Browse button to get to the mtxrun. On my mac
> it is the path to the directory tex  which contains the file mtxrun as
> shown below. Yours may be different. Since mtxrun is an alias for
> luametatex it substitutes luametatex. I edited this to, mtxrun.
>
> Program:
> /Users/HomeDirectory/data/contextmacosarm64/tex/texmf-osx-arm64/bin/mtxrun
>
> % Next enter the arguments as follows using the + button.
>
> Arguments: --autogenerate
>
>                     --script
>
>                     context
>
>                     --autopdf
>
>                     $fullname
>
> Click OK. This takes you back to the TeXworks Prefences window (which has
> stayed open anyway). You may have to enter some more paths to the Paths
> pane. I added
> /Users/HomeDirectory/data/contextmacosarm64/tex/texmf-osx-arm64/bin just to
> be on the safe side but it may not be needed.
>
> If I have made any mistakes I'm sure the great and the good in the ConTeXt
> community will correct me.
>
> I also use TeXshop but prefer TeXworks but to be honest with with you
> there is not much of a difference between the two in my ConTeXt use. I'm
> experimenting with atom but that is a wee bit more complicated since I have
> to use the console to run context.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Best Wishes
>
> Keith McKay
>
> On 26/05/2022 13:53, Tommaso Gordini via ntg-context wrote:
>
> Hello list,
> forgive me if my question is too general and trivial and without a minimum
> code.
>
> In the current state of ConTeXt development, which engine do you recommend
> to use *definitively*? ConTeXt MkIV or LMTX?
>
> I use macOS 10.15.7, on which I have MacTeX-2022, ConTeXt Standalone and
> ConTeXt LMTX. My editor is TeXShop 4.72 (the last one), even if Synctex
> doesn't work too well: source to PDF is almost OK, but PDF to source is
> still very inaccurate, not to mention that to activate the direct and
> reverse search you have to write such a thing as
>
> %! TEX TS-program = ConTeXt2021
> %! TEX useAlternatePath
> %! TEX useConTeXtSyncParser
>
> \setupsynctex [state=start, method=min]
>
> \starttext
> ...
> \stoptext
>
> I also have the latest TeXworks on board, but I don't understand how to
> set it up. If you think that for ConTeXt is better than TeXShop and you
> want to teach me how to set it up, thank you.
>
> Tommaso
>
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