[dev-context] Mac installation package

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sun Aug 23 22:06:44 CEST 2009


On Sun, 23 Aug 2009, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

>
> Am 23.08.2009 um 17:52 schrieb Oliver Buerschaper:
>
>> I agree that my suggestion would sacrifice backwards compatibility. At the 
>> same time I'm not sure how much change to the MkIV kernel is desirable 
>> given that MkII is considered frozen. I'm really in no position to have an 
>> educated opinion on whether there should be as few changes as possible or 
>> rather the occasional clear cut. It's just that if you guys think that some 
>> clear cuts are due for MkIV anyway then there will probably be never a 
>> better time than now to make module loading more bullet-proof. As I was 
>> saying, I'm just thinking out loud ;-)
>
> MkIV is ConTeXt’s feature without an doubt but it's not so easy as you think.
>
> I have myself two modules which work only with MkIV (simplefonts and 
> games) but bigger ones like simpleslides or letter are just complexer 
> styles and you can't expect from a user to upgrade to MkIV just to make 
> a presentation or to write a short letter.
>
> I thought about integrating the version check into \setupmodule because 
> the command is only used in modules and available in MkII and MkIV but 
> Thomas and Aditya use it in the simpleslides module to pass parameters 
> to the module and this a few times at different places and not only at 
> the start of the file.

If you have a suggestion that will make things cleaner, we (Thomas and I) 
can easily change the internals of simple slides to accomodate that.

Aditya


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