[luatex] updates to various lua* packages breaks..something.

Evan Cooch evan.cooch at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 14:51:13 CEST 2013

On 4/26/2013 3:50 AM, Élie Roux wrote:
> Dear Evan,
>> But, since the time delay can be significant (depending on how many
>> fonts you're working with), this is somewhat more than a nuisance.
>> Further, there is clearly a 'bug' - perhaps not fatal, but one that
>> suggests that something needs a fix.
> I will upload a new version fixing this (more precisely reverting the 
> previous change) today on CTAN.
>> Commenting out
>> fonts.define.resolvers.file = fonts.define.resolvers.name
>> from luaotfload.lua seems to work, but
>> 1\ what exactly does commenting this line out prevent? (Just for my
>> edification)
> It will break fonts that are present in the font name database (which 
> includes fonts reachable by fontconfig) but are not reachable by kpse, 
> if you call them with the file: lookup. This means less fonts found. 
> But if it worked before, it will certainly continue to work with the 
> new version (without rebuilding the database too often).
>> 2\ is this something that is going to be fixed in a more permanent way?
>> While I'm not entirely uncomfortable with the 'so long as it works'
>> approach to fixes, I'm even more comfortable with a real fix. I'm
>> holding off updating all my other systems until such time.
> A real fix is present in the development branch, but it cannot reach 
> CTAN before an update of several packets (fontspec, unicode-math and 
> microtype mainly). Patches have been sent to the maintainers, some 
> responded, others not... we hope it will reach TeXLive 2013, but it's 
> not entirely depending on us!
> Thank you,

Indeed - many thanks for the clarification and insights - and all the 
work on the package(s) in the first instance.


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