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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] the state of dev-lang/lua
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:23:34
Message-Id: 20190323212327.GA24656@linux1.home
1 Hi all,
3 Soon I will be working on fixing up the state of dev-lang/lua, and there
4 are a couple of things I want to mention.
6 The first thing is liblua as a shared library. If you are using lua
7 internally in a program, upstream strongly recommends not linking it
8 this way; it is supposed to be statically linked into the executable.
9 Because of this, and because of the amount of custom patching we do to
10 maintain liblua as a shared library, I plan to stop creating the shared
11 library.
13 I'm a bit undecided still about slotting lua. I'm sure we
14 need subslots so we can force rebuilds when new lua releases enter the
15 tree. However, I'm still unsure whether we need slots. I don't know of
16 many things in the tree that are locked to a specific version
17 of lua (there is only one package based on an irc conversation I
18 had this week).
19 Does anyone have any thoughts? Are there more packages in the tree that
20 are locked to a specific version of lua?
22 Thanks,
24 William


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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] the state of dev-lang/lua "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] the state of dev-lang/lua contact@×××××××××.me
Re: [gentoo-dev] the state of dev-lang/lua "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] the state of dev-lang/lua "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>