[NTG-context] Containerized ConTeXt

Henri Menke henri at henrimenke.de
Wed Dec 14 14:40:13 CET 2022

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Cheers, Henri

On Tue, 2022-12-13 at 20:56 -0800, Thangalin via ntg-context wrote:
> Hi again,
> I've added the start of a podman container for invoking ConTeXt that
> may be of interest:
> https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite/tree/main/container
> The Containerfile sets up ConTeXt to work with my themes:
> https://github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite-themes
> The manage.sh shell script is a wrapper around the podman command to
> help build, save, and load the container, as well as connect and run
> commands. It's a work-in-progress.
> My goal is to simplify the setup and configuration of ConTeXt as well
> as make the instructions "cross platform" owing to containerization.
> From there, I want to call out to the container from KeenWrite to
> typeset PDF documents using one of the themes. Further, I'd like to
> have KeenWrite download and install ConTeXt automatically using
> podman. I believe this will make it easier for people to generate
> high-quality PDFs from (R) Markdown documents because they'd only
> have
> to download KeenWrite, then ask KeenWrite to download/configure
> ConTeXt automatically, in a cross-platform fashion.
> Thoughts? Suggestions for improvement?
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