[luatex] Luatex 0.78.2 announcement
taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Jan 13 14:36:56 CET 2014
I have just uploaded the archives for a new luatex release, 0.78.2.
This release merges some experimental branches, and fixes a few of the
* Extended lua fontloader's info() function to include data
from the 'pfminfo' and 'names' structure.
* Removed a recent extension in the lua fontloader library that
made loading fonts with lots of glyphs slow (ArialUnicoce.ttf).
Note: the extension made sure that there were no duplicate
glyph names in the font after loading.
* Restored --recorder output for lua files (dofile/loadfile/io.open)
* One-at-a-time pattern adding from lua used to require enormous
amounts of memory
* luatex's fontloader.to_table() no longer reports 'altuni' table
information for alternates that are solely driven by the font
encoding. This fixes loading time issues for fonts that fill
encodings by copying a single glyph many times, like e.g.
LastResort.ttf from Apple.
* The datestamp no longer appears in any banners. The associated
\luatexdatestamp primitive is deprecated and will be removed
* Synchronization with the TeXLive sources updated the following
* cairo is now 1.12.16
* pixman is now 0.32.4
* lua is now 5.2.3
* zlib is now 1.2.8
* poppler is now 0.25.0
* That same TL synchronization also fixes these issues:
* Always write "\nendstream" to the PDF for PDF/A-1b compliance.
* Large file support (>4GB) in Lua
* Big images could overflow on systems where sizeof(long)=4.
* In writing CID CFF fonts to the PDF, and end_dict() was missing.
* Unknown 'post' table versions (found in some broken ttf/otf
fonts) are now treated as-if they specified version 3.0.
* Fix crashes on 32-bit systems caused by bad C header inclusion
* Handle '--luac' and '--luaconly' properly
* luatex is now released under GPLv2+, not just GPLv2.
* luatex can now find .ofm metric files even if the extension
is not given explicitly.
* node.unset_attribute() was broken in 0.78.0
* The UTF-8 commandline patch from 0.78.0 for Win32 was removed
again (did not work properly)
The archives can be downloaded from supelec as usual:
You could also check out the sources via anonymous svn:
svn co --username anonsvn --password anonsvn \
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