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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.3.4 (rc2) now available,
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:08:26 -0200
> Whoa, I completely missed this because I usually trust 5.3.x versions
> to bring no user-visible changes, so I didn't pay close attention.
We thought it would not bring user-visbile changes. That is why we trust
our user base to help us, testing release candidates when they are
released. (This problem is there since rc1, many days ago...)
> Are you aware that this breaks a lot of code out there? Every project
> embedding Lua out there which relies on the environment paths will no
> longer be able to find its modules.
> To confirm my suspicions, I just installed Lua 5.3.4-rc2 in my system
> and, as I expected, my desktop simply no longer starts, because I
> happen to use Awesome WM, a window manager scriptable in Lua.
> Please, do not make such a severely breaking change in a 5.3.x release.
We did not realize that. It will be corrected.