.mkii) which runs on PDFTeX but is not under active development, and mark four (files with extension
.mkiv) (which runs on LuaTeX and is where development happens). ConTeXt has a large developer community (though possibly not as large as that of latex), but those developers who are active seem to have prodigious energy. Support is available via a WIKI site and via the mailing list. A “standalone” distribution (a TeX distribution with no macros other than ConTeXt-based ones) is available from http://minimals.contextgarden.net/ — it provides a ConTeXt system on any of a number of platforms, executing either mark ii or mark iv ConTeXt. Note that CTAN does not hold the primary distribution of ConTeXt — potential users should refer to ConTeXt ‘garden’ site for details of the current distribution. CTAN holds a copy of ConTeXt but makes no claim about its “up-to-date”ness. Likewise, CTAN holds a few contributed ConTeXt packages, but many more are to be found via the ConTeXt garden.
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