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[Bug-zile] Re: zile-2.4.0alpha1 released [alpha]

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: [Bug-zile] Re: zile-2.4.0alpha1 released [alpha]
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 20:54:02 +0200

>>>>> On Fri, 25 Mar 2011, Reuben Thomas wrote:

> I am excited to announce the first public release of GNU Zile in
> Lua! Based on work going back to 2007, I've been working for the
> past two years on translating Zile from C into Lua.

>From a distro point of view, this will considerably increase Zile's
footprint: A 2.3.23 installation requires 270 kB of disk space on an
amd64 system, whereas for Zile plus Lua it will be about 1.5 MB.

Gentoo currently includes Zile with its minimal install media, but I'm
not sure if I can convince our release engineering team that in future
they should also include Lua.

Will there be continued support for the C version?

> I'm using the released version daily, but as indicated by the alpha
> tag, I don't recommend anyone else do so; consider this release a
> technology preview. I do welcome feedback; for GNU hackers
> interested in the programming techniques behind this release, I've
> posted a note to gnu-prog-discuss.

Could you indicate what other packages are needed as prerequisites?
I've tried with lua-5.1.4 and the following packages from luaforge:

but I get the following error:

   /usr/bin/lua: /usr/share/zile/term_curses.lua:120: table index is nil
   stack traceback:
           /usr/share/zile/term_curses.lua:120: in function 'term_init'
           /usr/share/zile/main.lua:299: in function 'main'
           /usr/bin/zile:39: in main chunk
           [C]: ?


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