“It includes about all packages you probably need, so in most cases, you won’t need additional ones – and thus don’t have package rivalries at all! Furthermore it’s much more consistent, way more convenient and also more powerful.
I did my bachelor’s thesis with LaTeX and my master’s thesis with ConTeXt – which was SO MUCH more comfortable than LaTeX, that I won’t use LaTeX anymore at all.”
If I wanted to re-implement GNOME LaTeX, it would target the ConTeXt language instead. If there are any ConTeXt user reading this, I would be interested to know what application you use for writing ConTeXt documents, and what features are important to you. If I have the time and funding, I’m interested to implement such a “ConTeXtedit” app that Just Works, out-of-the-box.