[luatex] latest 'fixes' don't fix....again.

Philipp Gesang Philipp.Gesang at alumni.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri May 10 19:02:45 CEST 2013

···<Datum: Friday, 10. May 2013>···<Von: Ulrike Fischer>···

> Am Fri, 10 May 2013 18:15:51 +0200 schrieb Philipp Gesang:
> >> I made some tests this afternoon. I pulled from the various github
> >> sites lualibs, luatexbase, luaotfload, fontspec. After blacklisting
> >> some fonts I could create a fontname database with texlua
> >> luaotfload-tool.lua. 
> >> 
> >> But using the fonts failed: At first luaoftload-database use load()
> >> where older lua-versions need loadstring(). And if I correct this
> >> problem I get messages about "invalid field id 9". 
> > 
> > That indicates an outdated luatex. Depending on what you do you
> > get the same error with e.g. the binary from TL 2012.
> Well "outdated" is a bit harsh.

Yes, I meant that relative to what the fontloader requires.

>                                 After all it is the version which is
> also used by a current texlive 2012. 

But the next current gets v0.76.

> And the luatex sites claims (or - as the text is quite old - perhaps
> better "claimed") that only major updates (x.x0 versions) "are
> stable enough to be used for production work". 
> Until a few days an update of the binary would have been highly
> problematic as a lot of packages didn't work with the newer luatex.
> So imho it is not a bad idea to keep a stable system for some time. 
> (But it would be useful to have a newer version for tests parallel
> to the stable system).
> >> On the whole I would say that the current state of luaotfload & co
> >> is unsuitable for the miktex binary. So miktex should either update
> >> the binary or revert to some older version of all this packages. 
> > Are there packages that don’t work with current Luatex?
> Sorry I'm not sure that I understand the question.

Which packages prohibit using a newer binary because they break
with current luatex? There are fallbacks for all sorts of things.


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