On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Michael Talbot-Wilson <m...@view.net.au> wrote: > Thanks for your reply. Both. But Luigi seems to say LuaTeX can NOT > actually produce DVI. Or is that just ConTeXt? LuaTex aims to become the next pdftex, and it already has a dvi output mode. ConText mkiv today is very pdf oriented, it doesn't support dvi very well, if at all.
>With "minimals" I can't > run luatex directly. It wants a format file that is not there. You can build one: see files under minimals-beta/tex/texmf-context/tex/generic/context exp. luatex-plain.tex > Presumably "maximals" has it. So I can't try using "luatex > --backend=dvi hello_world" directly on my hello_world.tex to see if > that option's supported. The option is --output-format --output-format=FORMAT use FORMAT for job output; FORMAT is 'dvi' or 'pdf' If CACHE is the dir of your cache where there are the formats (ie CACHE="/opt/luatex/minimals-beta-eurotex-2010/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/8951e8d562c3f685559ce86173519cf6/formats" you can try just now with luatex --fmt="$CACHE/cont-en" --lua="$CACHE/cont-en.lui" --backend=dvi "test.tex" > > The "LuaTeX Reference" has not yet achieved an index and I don't know > where else a list of luatex command line options might be found. try to search inside the pdf then with xpdf > > But if there is no dvi or final ps output I think perhaps ConTeXt is > not for me just now. Something Unix-oriented would be more usable. > Something alien will throw up other problems. I'm using Linux from 20years and I must to say that minimal is full Unix oriented (I always though that with context Hans uses Windows in an Unix way) I don't understand why you are so tied to dvi. Even postscript is a bit outdated as final output: pdf is the standard-defacto and convert pdf to ps is really easy with the suite of programs from xpdf or acrobat reader. If you like the Unix way a bash script is trivial. > > Oh, yes. May have a look at MkII. But does it use LuaTeX? no, it uses pdftex > The > possibility of easy macros in Lua rather than difficult macros in TeX > would be one attraction of ConTeXt. Really True (I sould say TRUE) . > Maybe Eplain LuaTeX is what I > need. No sure: mkiv adds a lots of lua macros that you should rewrite by yourself then -- luigi ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________