lua 5.2

Craig Barnes craigbarnes85 at
Wed May 15 17:25:45 UTC 2013

Just forwarding this reply. I sent it to Alek directly but my
CC to the list got bounced due to me not being subscribed.

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From: Craig Barnes <craigbarnes85 at>
Date: 13 May 2013 21:19
Subject: Re: lua 5.2
To: Alek Paunov <alex at>
Cc: "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at>

On 12 May 2013 01:27, Alek Paunov <alex at> wrote:

> Personally, I not have learned all of the guidelines yet and do not feel ready to make proper reviews of other packages ( besides my recent hard times with bunch of stalled tasks :-( ), but there are another unofficial spec [4] and if Craig is willing to become leading maintainer I will be happy to apply as co-maintainer (not because package requires additional care, but as help with the bugs processing duties, if any). @Craig what you think?
> [4]

I'm more than willing to maintain LuaJIT for Fedora but I
haven't been sponsored as a packager yet. I submitted
a package (discount) about 18 months ago, along with a
sponsorship request but it's still awaiting formal review.

> So, may be Fedora transition to 5.2 is the right moment for LuaJIT to be finally included in the collection (with an additional role as lua51-compat package - alternative provider of lua(abi) = 5.1 on all architectures except s390 and ppc64).

Some Lua C modules implement support for both ABIs by using
compile-time macros and so won't be loadable by both at runtime.
Quite a few Lua packages will probably need some attention/patching
and all of them could probably use some testing after such a change.
I'd like to help with that too, but without sponsorship or guidance
I don't really know where to start or what the procedure is.


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