[luatex] latest 'fixes' don't fix....again.
elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Fri May 10 09:14:05 CEST 2013
> Imho it is a bit of a problem if the pretest affects CTAN in this
> way. It is naturally ok that packages are updated for a new TeXLive
> but if problems due to large changes are expected they perhaps
> should better be put in some "pretest branch". Not every user expect
> packages on CTAN to suddenly switch in a sort of beta modus.
This is actually a very interesting discussion. The main point being
that, according to me, luaotfload is no ordinary package: it should be
considered as being part of the format, or maybe even the engine. So
yes, updates changing 2000 lines of code in the format are dangerous
and should be widely tested by many people before reaching the "stable"
release. The question is: how do we handle it? For me the pretest period
of TeXLive is very ok, but should there be a ctan-dev repository? Or a
miktex-dev? I don't know...
By the way, polyglossia and luaotfload rely on a recent LuaTeX, so it's
definitely safer to take the same LuaTeX as TeXLive 2013...
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