[Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.89.0 announcement

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 18:33:01 CET 2016

Luatex Release 0.89.0 was released 2016020500

No fundamental changes, just some fixes / improvements (and of course new

- New backend things:
 \pdfvariable pkfixeddpi = integer % > 0 : use only default dpi (so one can
do with one high res instance)
 \pdfvariable ignoreunknownimages = integer % > 0 : ignore missing and
inject something empty (to be used with care)
  and one can do this:
 \edef\foo{\pdfvariable foo}
 \def \oof{foo}
 \ifx\foo\oof don't fool me\fi
 (side effect of no longer aborting on missing, so one implement a catch)

As usual,
the archives can be downloaded from supelec:


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


When you use context or latex you need an updated format. The latest
version of
context can be fetched from the context garden, latex from ctan. For latex
you can contact David and Joseph as they are dealing with the update.

Have fun,
Hans, Luigi, Taco
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