[NTG-context] Metapost/Metafun Q: using variables and "building blocks"?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun May 6 14:47:06 CEST 2012


On 6-5-2012 10:53, Mari Voipio wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Hans Hagen<pragma at wxs.nl>  wrote:
>> beware, metapost is addictive once you get better in it,
>
> It is. :-)
>
> This one is to both you and Peter, because your snippets together
> helped me adjust from WYSIWYG vector graphics to MetaPost - not that
> I'm that far yet, but I understand a lot more than I did.
>
> http://www.lucet.fi/textiles/

Best change that in:

ConTeXt, developed by the Dutch company Pragma Advanced Document 
Engineering, is open source software and avaliable as stand alone 
distribution (www.contextgarden.net) and is also part of regular tex 
distributions (like texlive).

It can be used commercially (within the rules of gpl etc etc) which I'm 
sure of some folks do. Of course you could joke that 'commercial usage 
is permitted given that a donation is made to the context group so that 
those involved can meet every now and then to discuss its usage and 
present recent work like yours).

(btw, I always wonder if the gpl restrictions also apply to the makers 
too ... i.e. if I extend context for a project should I then also make 
those extensions public ... quite a hassle if that would be true.)

Hans

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