[Slackbuilds-users] lua 5.2.x

Greg' Ar Tourter artourter at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 18:17:24 UTC 2012

Hi Mateo,

funnily enough I was going to ask Patrick to add Lua to Slack and
recompile gnuplot against it to enable the tikz/pgf output terminal.
Gnuplot 4.6 supports both 5.1 and 5.2.


On 18 March 2012 20:36, Matteo Bernardini <matteo.bernardini at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm about to submit something unusual, so I thought it's better to
> report it also on the ML, so if someone has some reasonable objections
> about it I won't send it.
> Stephan Beckert, that's developing freesigs on Slackware (
> https://bitbucket.org/becki/freesigs ), contacted me asking if I can
> update lua to its latest version as 5.2.0 is out since some time: I
> told him that I have explained on linuxquestions that lua-5.2.x is
> incompatible with lua-5.1.x, and many piece of software depending on
> it will simply stop working with the newer version
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/%5Btesting%5D-lua-5-2-0-beta-887571/
> http://www.lua.org/manual/5.2/manual.html#8
> and that I was thinking to submit the update for 5.1.5 (actually, I
> have already submitted it).
> he told me that lua-5.2.x has some interesting features for
> developers, such as native bitwise operations, that he is using on his
> project, so asked me if it was possible to add this version too:
> seeming reasonable to me, I prepared a slackbuild for lua52 that I
> plan to submit when I'll be back from Washington D.C. (will be there
> next week :D ).
> http://ponce.cc/slackware/testing/lua52/
> If you think it's not the case, just whistle :)
> Matteo
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