[lltx] luaotfload maintenance

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Jun 15 09:45:30 CEST 2012

On 15/06/2012 02:50, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> After so many not so successful attempts to sync luaotfload with ConTeXt
> font code, I gave up. It is simply to much effort for little (personal)
> gain. I was mainly worried about having two incompatible OpenType
> implementations, but I'd rather not have my fonts working with LuaLaTeX
> at all, than spending all that time an effort.
> Any way, the code was just accumulating bugs and no one is working on
> it, so, unless someone stands up to maintain that code, I'm going to
> declare it unmaintained and essentially an abandonware.
> Regards,
>  Khaled

Hello Khaled,

I'm sure everyone on the list is very grateful to you for the hard work
you have put in here.

Can I ask for your 'parting thoughts' on the best way to proceed. You've
tried to keep the code in sync with ConTeXt, and have clearly found that
at least for you this was not sustainable. Would you recommend starting
from scratch, starting from where luaotfload is now and working
independently of ConTeXt or trying to get back in sync? Assuming that
continuing from luaotfload is the 'right' way, is there any public
listing of known issues with the code?
Joseph Wright

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