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Thanks for all the replies.

I'm sorry I wasn't clearer about how to get a traditional tarball. There
are a selection at the github mirror repo, including the new LuaRocks
test release, here:

I do appreciate that tarballs/zipballs are much more convenient for
downstream redistributors and packagers, and will not be giving up
those releases when things have stabilized.

I also know that for end users who want to try out the new Lua version
of Zile/zmacs, LuaRocks is much more convenient when the dependency
tree gets to this size - When I started development on Lua Zile, I had to
get all of those dependencies installed before I could even get started,
and it was no mean feat!. As this is an just an alpha quality prerelease of
Lua Zile, I'm hoping to get feedback from those LuaRocks using end users
before working back up to a full blown stable release cycle that will include
the traditional signed tar files built and installed with autotools,
and which will be worthy of downstream repackaging.

By all means, please feel free to use the releases from github mirror if that is
your most convenient way to install though. It's just that I'm concentrating
on the new LuaRocks channel right now to make sure I have that working
too :-)

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT vaughan DOT pe)

> On 25 Sep 2013, at 23:05, Rob Kendrick <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:51:28PM -0300, Hisham wrote:
>>> On 25 September 2013 06:48, Rob Kendrick <> wrote:
>>> LuaRocks makes it more difficult to create distribution packages.
> LuaRocks /only/ distributed things.  The person packaging something may
> not be familiar with LuaRocks, or even Lua in the case of programs
> rather than modules/libraries.
> B.