[luatex] upcoming release

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Oct 6 17:54:57 CEST 2015

On 06/10/2015 16:44, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 10/6/2015 5:26 PM, David Carlisle wrote:
>> so either we need to update the format as you suggested with a \let
>> aliasing the old name, or we need to start a round of contacting authors
>> and getting updates in place for the transition.
>> Either is possible but before deciding which, it might be good to know
>> how long we have:-)
> probably the \let approach is best in a distributed dev environment like
> yours (as it gives authors some time to adapt)
> i assume that a macro package gets updated before a new luatex shows up
> (i'm not not sure what the policy is with latex, but most users will
> probably stick to tex live updates so that gives you some time)
> Hans

For TeX Live users, binary updates (essentially) only happen once per
year at release time, so probably something like April/May before any
change. (Someone from the TL team will doubtless comment on that). For
MiKTeX users the timetable is not so rigid though it's still not going
to happen 'immediately' following a code update.


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