[Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.79.3 announcement

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 17:09:00 CET 2015

Luatex beta-0.79.3 was released 20150121 (5130)

* It's now possible with the MinGW compilers to build luatex and luajittex
as DLL
  for Windows 32bit/64bit.  The files are:
  libkpathsea-6.dll  luajittex.exe  luatex.exe  texlua52.dll  texluajit.dll
  In the next release the build.sh script be updated; for the moment just
  "--enable-shared -disable-native-texlive-build " after --disable-all-pkgs
  in TL_MAKE.
  Building as DLL was tested only for Windows.

* When possibile  symbols in the exe are now hidden:
  this should avoid conflicts with the loading of dynamic shared object.

* several bugfixes and improvements. The patches for MetaPost
  fix seg. faults occourred with wrong inputs.
  The functions:
   mp_get_numeric_value, mp_get_string_value, mp_get_boolean_value
  works if the value is a variable (i.e. not an internal variable,
  a loop variable and a macro argument);
  only mp_get_numeric_value now has support for loop variable
  and internal variable (but still  not for macro arguments).

We plan 0.80 for TL, with
integration of the tokenlib branch,
cleanup and  bugs fix.
We will also test lua 5.3, but we are not sure that it will part
of the next TL .

The archives can be downloaded from supelec as usual:


You could also check out the sources via anonymous svn:

  svn co --username anonsvn --password anonsvn              \

Bugs and feature requests can be added to the issue tracker at


Have fun,
Hans, Taco, Luigi
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