[luatex] [Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.78.2 announcement
Philipp.Gesang at alumni.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Jan 13 15:11:43 CET 2014
Hi Taco and everybody involved in the release,
after some tests with version 0.78 I am impressed at the speed
the fontloader now boasts. Even when calling fullinfo() building
the font index now takes less than half the time than with 0.76.
Thank you guys!
Btw. which version of Luatex is targeted for inclusion in Texlive
2014? The reference still expects version 1.0 in spring 2014 ...
···<date: 2014-01-13, Monday>···<from: Taco Hoekwater>···
> 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
> outstanding bugs.
> * 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
> in 0.80.0.
> * 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 \
> Bugs and feature requests can be added to the issue tracker at
> Have fun,
> dev-luatex mailing list
> dev-luatex at ntg.nl
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