[Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.74.0 announcement
taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Dec 24 15:13:31 CET 2012
I have just uploaded the archives for a new luatex release, 0.74.0.
Most noticeable changes:
* Lua 5.2
There are no patches to the core Lua files; a future version
of luatex will switch to loading the regular lua 5.2 dynamic
library instead of depending on a statically compiled
NOTE: This change can break some of your lua files, as the
language has changed a little between versions 5.1 and 5.2
* A bleeding-edge version of luasocket is included, as there
is no 5.2-compatible official release yet.
* A new lua extension is the two-argument version of
string.dump from Luajit:
string.dump(function f, [boolean strip])
* Included mpost 1.780
* The implied existence of the following Lua libraries is now
debug, unicode.*, luazip, lfs, lpeg, zlib, gzip, md5,
socket.*, profiler, epdf, fontloader, mplib, and
Future versions of luatex will load these modules on demand
from dynamic libraries.
Please update your sources to include a 'require' line for
each of the library modules mentioned.
* Two new callbacks: find_cidmap_file and load_cidmap_file
(used by the fontloader to discover .cidmaps)
The archives can be downloaded from supelec as usual:
You could also check out the sources via anonymous svn:
svn co http://foundry.supelec.fr/svn/luatex/tags/beta-0.74.0
Bugs and feature requests can be added to the issue tracker at
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