[Geany-Devel] GeanyLua compatiblity with Lua > 5.2

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sat Apr 25 03:43:17 UTC 2015

On 25 April 2015 at 13:22, Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
> Le 24/04/2015 23:31, Dominic Hopf a écrit :
>> Hi guys,
>> I've noticed the GeanyLua plugin does not build with Lua versions
>> greater than 5.2. I've stumbled over this since I updated to the
>> current version of Fedora 22 Beta which is with Lua 5.3.0 already.
>> Is someone able to fix the issues and make the plugin compatible with
>> Lua versions greater than 5.2? Otherwise it will be quite a pity since
>> I would have to disable the plugin in the Geany Plugins Fedora package
>> then.
> IIRC I quickly tried and saw the API change in some non-obvious manner,
> meaning one willing to fix it would probably need reasonable knowledge
> of the Lua API, or at least being willing to learn some of it.  And I'm
> afraid we ain't got no one like that currently.

The new maintainer might find it appropriate to compile Lua into the
plugin, its not very big and is MIT license.


> BTW, the plugin is lacking a maintainer for quite some time now
> (probably like 5 years), so I do not expect it to last forever unless
> someone is willing to step up for it.  We did the bare housekeeping on
> it as much as we could, but that's all.
> So yeah, if anyone wishing to keep on using this plugin should consider
> helping maintaining it, it really needs some love from time to time.
> Regards,
> Colomban
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