[texhax] Is LaTeX really still being developed?

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Tue Oct 18 21:28:49 CEST 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Paul Isambert <zappathustra at free.fr> wrote:

> **
> Le 18/10/2011 17:42, Peter Davis a écrit :
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Steve Murgaski <steve.murgaski at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>>  Is this development really still taking place, or should LaTeX users
>> just resign themselves to using more and more patches as years go by?
>  I don't know what's happening with LaTeX3, but one option you might
> consider is luaTeX and ConTeXt.
> Beware, you're mixing different levels here. ConTeXt, like LaTeX, is a
> format (a set of macros); LuaTeX is an engine (a program). One can very well
> use the LaTeX format with the LuaTeX engine. So development in LuaTeX
> benefits the entire TeX community, no matter whether you use plain TeX,
> LaTeX, ConTeXt, or whatever else.

True.  I was trying to suggest ConTeXt as an alternative to LaTeX.  The
latest versions of ConTeXt run only on luaTeX, I believe.

Thanks for the clarification.


The Tech Curmudgeon
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