last build of tl18 tonight

Simon Spiegel simon at
Thu Feb 28 15:34:47 CET 2019

> On 28 Feb 2019, at 13:33, Greg' Ar Tourter <artourter at> wrote:
> This is actually a bug in microtype that was exposed by the latest change in luaotfload.
> the current workaround is to load `luatexbase` before loading microtype.
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> sorry for the noise
> Cheers
> Greg


While this is a bug in microtype and while there is an easy workaround, I think it still makes sense to discuss whether a TL freeze at this very moment is indeed a smart decision. Many documents will break because of this bug and I am not sure whether it is wise to freeze TL exactly at a point where such a prominent bug appears.

I have no idea how long it will take until microtype is updated, but it might make sense to wait a few days before TL18 is frozen.

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