[NTG-context] [OT] dblatex

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Wed May 30 00:41:46 CEST 2007


> Not really stopped, rather dormant. The main reasons are:
> - Context moves so much, and my system is so screwed up, that I cannot
> update to a recent context release.
> - There are very few users interested by dbcontext and then few bug
> reports or update demands.
> - There are some big fishes asking for latex solutions (gimp, kde docs).
> - Few users are ready to switch from latex to context, at least because of
> install troubles and dependencies.
> - I can hardly convince people to use context if the context version
> suggested in the release note is not available from context site (it was
> before the foundry museum).
>
> I still think context overclasses latex, but its systematic refactoring
> and use of emergent/latest software have their drawbacks, for end users,
> but for tools depending on it too.
>
> But I believe that with the new context versioning scheme, the debian and
> Peter Munster packaging efforts, it can become more popular. Of course, I
> need to update my machine too ;-)
>
Thank you very much.

-- 
luigi
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