[Dev-luatex] (fwd) Bug#441595: not all libraries are customized, there is room for improvement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Dec 19 12:36:35 CET 2009


Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Sa, 19 Dez 2009, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> But what happens then? Luatex becomes dependent on an external library
>> that may or may not be distributed by debian (or anyone else)?
> 
> No, only that as long as the libraries in texlua are the same as upstream
> I can reuse the the packages in Debian.

I don't understand this point. The files are statically linked,
so how can there be any reuse?

> And the advantage for you is that there are less changes if you incorporate
> new versions of upstream libraries.

But that is certainly true. Here is my opinion on those patches:

luafilesystem: that local patch will go away soon (it is possible to
   slide the new functions in elsewhere, where they are not interfering
   with the upstream).

luasocket: this (hstrerror) patch is good thing to go upstream.

luazip: this is not a local patch, I am just using an outdated version.


Best wishes,
Taco


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