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

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Fri May 6 12:16:24 CEST 2011

Am 06.05.2011 um 11:59 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:

> On 05/06/2011 11:53 AM, Philipp Stephani wrote:
>> 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.
> Should be doable (the engine itself would also like to use Lua
> extension modules).

I think ideally TeX Live would include a stock Lua with headers and with shared library on Windows and the required libraries on other systems.

>> 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
> I would advise doing that. Just put the non-binary files in the
> base package.

Sorry, where? TLContrib or TeX Live?

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