[tex-live] [tlbuild] lualatex-platform extension module in TeX Live?

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Fri May 6 11:53:09 CEST 2011

Am 06.05.2011 um 02:05 schrieb Karl Berry:

>    the time might be ripe to try to integrate the lualatex-platform
>    module (https://github.com/phst/lltxplatform) into TeX Live. 
> I looked at this.  I'm sorry, but I think it is beyond TL for this year,
> at least, and that tlcontrib is a better place for now.  I don't want to
> take on a never-before-attempted part of the build (making shared
> libraries) at this point in the process.  Especially not for something
> which, at this point, is only about listing the system fonts.
> It wouldn't even be close to working in the standard build.  Aside from
> the autotools stuff that would be needed just to get it compiling on the
> different platforms, and installed in the right place, it also has to
> find liblua in the TL tree.
> Maybe next time.

OK Thanks for the info. I hope we'll find a way to integrate Lua extension modules in TeX Live for next year, I think it would be an useful addition.
Regarding the non-binary part, should that go to TLContrib as well or to TeX Live? At the moment it is at http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/luatex/contrib/lualatex-platform

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