[texhax] Fwd: [luatex] Luatex 1.0.0 announcement

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Sep 27 21:19:47 CEST 2016

Congratulations! And thank you --- we run an invoicing system here which
would've been a lot more difficult to code up w/o being able to use
lualatex for some of the calculations.

Hate to be all Oliver Twist, but if I may make the first extended
1.0 feature request --- support for OpenType Variations?





On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

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> From: luigi scarso <luigi.scarso at gmail.com>
> Date: 2016-09-27 20:37 GMT+02:00
> Subject: [luatex] Luatex 1.0.0 announcement
> To: "General discussion of LuaTeX." <luatex at tug.org>, luatex
> development list <dev-luatex at ntg.nl>, mailing list for ConTeXt users
> <ntg-context at ntg.nl>, Dev Context <dev-context at ntg.nl>
> Version 1.0.0
> After some ten years of development and testing, today we have released
> LuaTeX 1.0.0! Instead of staying below one and ending up with versions
> like 0.99.1234, we decided that the moment is there to show the TeX
> audience that LuaTeX is stable enough to loose its beta status. Although
> functionality has evolved and sometimes been replaced, we have been using
> LuaTeX in production right from the start. Of course there are bugs
> and for sure we will fix them.
> Our main objective is to provide a variant of TeX that permits user
> extensions without the need to adapt the inner workings. We did add a few
> things here and there but they mostly relate to opening up the inner parts
> and/or the wish to influence some hard coded behaviour. Via Lua we managed
> to support modern functionality without bloating the code or adding more
> and more dependencies on foreign code. In the process a stable and flexible
> MetaPost library became part of the engine.
> The functionality as present now will stay. We might open up some more
> parts, we will stepwise clean up the code base while staying as close as
> possible to the Knuthian original, we will try to document bits and pieces.
> We might also experiment a bit with better isolation of the backend, and
> simplify some internals. For that we might use the experimental version
> but if we divert too much we may need to give that another name.
> We want to thank all those who have tested the betas and helped to make
> LuaTeX better.
> Hans Hagen
> Hartmut Henkel
> Taco Hoekwater
> Luigi Scarso
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