[Context] Luatex 0.43.0 announcement

Piotr Kopszak kopszak at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 13:24:57 CEST 2009


This is more a philosophical than a software engineering question,
that is whether it is really worth the effort, and for how long. Sarge
compatibility isn't going to be in Debian forever and more and more
bugs will get involved as time goes by. So I'm afraid in the end it's
a question of giving an advance warning to the users that Sarge
support will by dropped by some date rather than waste time which
could be used in a more productive way.

Piotr

2009/8/28 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 08:14, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
>> Right, but I'm afraid it may turn out a rather  short-term solution in
>> the end.  After all it's only (?) a question of linking against right
>> version of glibc.
>
> If you can figure it out how to do it, plase let me know. (I'm no linux guru.)
>
> About the short-termness: Apple offers switches for compiling for
> older platforms, but once I get my computer replaced, we'll have to
> compile the OSX binaries somewhere else or drop support for
> 2-3-year-old computers (Apple only offers
> backward-compatibility-compilation for one generation).
>
> Mojca
>



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