19. May 2008 05:31
The ConTeXt package (context.tar.lzma) has been temporarily removed from the repository, but I will be bring it back asap.
More info: MiKTeX is not compatible with the latest CTAN version of ConTeXt. Symptom is: nothing happens when you run the texmfstart utility.
I had four options:
fix MiKTeX compatibility issues
distribute an older (Jan 08) ConTeXt version
remove ConTeXt from the repository
leave it as it is
I will try to fix the compatibility issues later this year. But for now, I have decided to remove ConTeXt from the distribution. Option 2 would not satisfy power users. And it seems to me that all ConTeXt users are power users.
You can download a minimal ConTeXt distribution based on TeX live from the ConTeXt web site. And it should be possible to run this side-by-side to MiKTeX.