[tex-live] TL'18: LuaTeX and Lua version

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Fri Jan 19 14:45:28 CET 2018

Hi JOseph,

> - There is a need to not simply make the change and use LuaTeX with
>   Lua 5.3

This is up to the maintainers of luatex. Please contact them and ask
them to explain their decision.

> - That being the case, if a mechanism to 'swap' what version
>   "luatex"/"lualatex" point to could be arranged (symlinks/swapping
>   .dlls/whatever)

That is not easily possible, but what is possible is that we add formats
for the luatex53.

It would be much easier if the binaries are named luatex-devel or so
(as far as I remember), because fmtutil already supports this kind of
-dev binaries/formats (specifically done for luatex last or two years



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