[luatex] Luatex 1.08.0 announcement

Henri Menke henrimenke at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 02:57:17 CEST 2018

On 01/09/18 07:00, luigi scarso wrote:
> ==============================================================
> LuaTeX 1.08 2018-08-28
> ==============================================================
> (1) This release is a prelude to 1.10, the next stable iteration of LuaTeX
> after version 1.00.
> (2) Lua 5.3 is now considered to be default and we might use 5.4 in version
> 1.10. There are no real functional changed expected. You still need to
> rename
> the binary for 5.3!
> (3) Binary mode is no longer available in MPlib but it is still available in
> stand alone MetaPost. This simplifies compilation and reduces dependencies.
> (4) The dependency on Poppler for pdf image inclusion has been removed. We
> now use a small dedicated library written by Pawel Jakowski. We no longer
> need c++ compilers. We're in the process of making it behave well on all
> platforms. It has been tested on intel platforms.

Hm, a C++ compiler still seems to be necessary.  The build fails without

configure: LuaTeX enabled, requiring C++11 support
configure: error: *** A compiler with support for C++11 language
features is required.

> (5) We know that there can be some (alignment) issues with the arm platform
> but these are looked into. Therefore, later this year we will release 1.09.
> Version 1.10 is planned for TeXlive. We hope that ffi works ok on intel and
> arm platforms at that point.
> (6) There have been some extensions to the Lua libraries and some callbacks
> have been added. Also, a few new primitives have been introduced. The
> documentation mentions the stable extensions.
> (7) There are the usual bug fixes and cleanups but there have been no real
> fundamental changes in the API.
> The LuaTeX team 

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