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On 12/01/2015 16:24, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
Lua 5.3.0 has been frozen and is now available at

MD5	a1b0a7e92d0c85bbff7a8d27bf29f8af  -
SHA1	1c46d1c78c44039939e820126b86a6ae12dadfba  -

Lua 5.3 is now the current version of Lua.

The main change in Lua 5.3 is the introduction of integers.
Other changes are listed in

For installation and building instructions, see

The reference manual is available at

Minor updates to the manual will be made as needed.

A test suite is available at

We thank everyone for their feedback during the development of Lua 5.3.
We look forward to working on Lua 5.4!

All feedback welcome. Thanks.

Hooray! :-) And thanks for your efforts!

Just an aside: I moved a small project of mine to 5.3 (a Lua template engine and application, based on an enhanced version of Rici Lake's preprocessor, that I use to build more complex LaTeX documents).

It worked for 5.2 and almost did for 5.3. The only things I had to change were a couple of function names (table.unpack instead of bare unpack and load instead of loadstring - yes I used Lua 5.2 in compat mode for 5.1). The only major "problem" was luafilesystem module. The version I had didn't compile against Lua 5.3 API. I just had to download the latest master branch from GitHub and use that. Almost a breeze. Total time needed: about 20 minutes. Not heavily tested but, hey!, I feared much more problems (since most of my "private" libraries were designed for 5.1 and never fully tested for 5.2).


-- Lorenzo

P.s.: Using Win7-64bit with 32bit executables (TDM-GCC 4.9.2 32bit).