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> I would like to discuss the plans and progress for porting the
> various libraries to Lua 5.2. I am particularly interested in alien,
> but no doubt the status of other libraries is quite useful info. I
> already use the 5.2 version of lfs for my Widows Vista machine and
> am looking forward to trying other stuff in 5.2.

A good start for many libraries would be to update them to 5.1 ;)

As the standard Lua distribution comes with "compat on", many libraries
still use features deprecated in 5.1 (e.g., 'luaL_reg' instead of
'luaL_Reg'). It would be useful to get Lua compiled with compats off
and test the libraries there.

(That change does not even have to wait for the final release of Lua

-- Roberto