[luatex] Versions of lua modules

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Dec 14 09:39:57 CET 2010

On 12/14/2010 06:22 AM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Le 13/12/2010 08:01, Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
>> On 12/12/2010 12:47 PM, Vedran Miletić wrote:
>>> just curious, what is the policy on updating versions of Lua and Lua
>>> modules in LuaTeX?
>> Not much of a policy, but: lua patch releases are applied as soon as
>> possible, lua libraries when I get around to doing a web sweep, or
>> when someone points out to me that there is a new version.
> By the way (just curious too), do you have an idea how you'll handle major
> version changes of Lua itself? I've been told Lua 6 will not be completely
> backward compatible. But maybe it's too early to worry about it, since Lua 6 is
> probably still a long way down the road...

The safest thing to do is to switch to a new lua after there has
already been on bugfix release. So that will be lua 5.2.1 soonish,
and lua 6.0.1 in the future.

Best wishes,

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