[NTG-context] new version luatex / mkiv

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Apr 12 09:53:57 CEST 2008


Hans Hagen wrote:
>> This manual is not viewable without deleting a html-frame.
>> Or what I am doing wrong?
> 
> i don't know, it's a pdf document, so no html frame is part of it

That is just a weirdness in viewcvs, too bad. Here is better link

   http://www.luatex.org/svn/tags/beta-0.25.2/manual/luatexref-t.pdf


>> The manual describes a lua interface. 

(next paragraphs written as the MPlib maintainer)

Real API documentation will be provided once I am past the "alpha"
release stage. At the moment, I do not trust the API enough to expose
it to anything except controlled environments (lua mplib, newmpost)

>> Isn't mplib a dll under windows?

It is possible to build the unix version as a .so because support for
that comes from autofoo automatically, but that is not yet officially
supported: debugging dynamic libraries is harder than debugging static
code.

MPlib could become a dll on windows eventually, but first someone will
have to explain to me how to create a windows dll (and I vastly prefer
a solution that does not involve me having to pay Microsoft any money).
I have exactly zero knowledge in that area and do not have a Windows
installation either: the one and only XP machine here is my wife's
gaming machine and that is strictly offlimits to me.

Future versions of luatex and mpost itself (and potential other texlive
programs) will almost certainly remain statically linked because that is
much more convenient for us as maintainers.

Best wishes,
Taco


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