[tex-live] Will LuaTeX be updated to its latest release?

TeXWorld texworld at laposte.net
Wed Dec 16 01:20:15 CET 2009

Karl Berry a écrit :
>     I am wondering whether the LuaTeX binary will remain at release 0.40
>     throughout the life of tl09. Thanks.
> Most likely.  
> If you want to track luatex updates, I advise getting comfortable with
> compiling from source, or perhaps using the context minimals.
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Minimals
Hello Karl, Leo, Norbert,

I imagine that some Plain/LaTeX users would like to test LuaLaTeX with 
TeX Live. LuaTeX becomes more and more stable.
Using LuaLaTeX with TL09 is very simple, you just have to be careful 
with inputenc (use luainputenc instead).
But installing the last version of LuaTeX is a bit more difficult :
-place the binaries at the right place (luatex, dviluatex, lualatex, 
dvilualatex, texlua, texluac) ???
-make all new formats
-renew mpost.mem and mpfun.meme files with the luamplib-createmem.lua 
script to enable luamplib package to work with lualatex.
-etc ???

And be careful : if you decide to update all packages with tlmgr (and 
particularly the luatex package), the version of LuaTeX will come back 
to default TL09 LuaTeX  version.

So I think it's a good idea to have tlmgr able to update LuaTeX.

Best wishes


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