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Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:57:06 +0200
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Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2016-09-08, at 11:46, Tobias Berndt <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Is there already a relevant community, big enough and hence worth to
>> spent money developing an AucTeX support for ConTeXt MkIV? I wished
>> I could simple say YES, go for it! But, I do not know? I can say,
>> community is growing on a smooth level. In my opinion there'll be
>> this future: If ConTeXt will be better known, LaTeX will become a
>> TeX for private users and ConTeXt will be become the TeX for
>> professional usage (universities, scientific corporates, publishing
>> firms, technical editing offices and so on.
>> Will ConTeXt better known in future? Who knows? Since I published
>> already a book about LaTeX by Addison-Wesley, maybe I'll write that
>> big ConTeXt book, closing the documentation gap and everyone
>> switches? Maybe one big publisher discovers ConTeXt and its
>> advantages to LaTeX and writes an article about it in the New York
>> Times and it gets popular this way? This way or another, ConTeXt
>> will increasingly assert itself in the future, I think. But, it
>> could also be that ConTeXt go on sleeping his long sleep and never
>> will wake up ...
> Given how many people in the maths community still use LaTeX 2.09, which
> should have been *dead* for some, I don't know, fifteen years or so -
> I seriously doubt that they will switch anytime soon.

The first LaTeX2e release news dates from 1994, 22 years ago.  If that
feels old, the first AUCTeX version is from 1991.

David Kastrup

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