Announcing version 3.3.0 of LuaRocks, the Lua package manager.
You can find all links at https://luarocks.org
— source packages for all supported platforms and binaries for
Windows (32 and 64 bit) as well as Linux x86-64 are available.
What's new in LuaRocks 3.3.0:
* **Dependency pinning** * Adds a new flag called `--pin` which creates a `luarocks.lock` when building a rock with `luarocks build` or `luarocks make`. This lock file contains the exact version numbers of every direct or indirect dependency of the rock (in other words, it is the transitive closure of the dependencies.) For `make`, the `luarocks.lock` file is created in the current directory. The lock file is also installed as part of the rock in its metadata directory alongside its rockspec. When using `--pin`, if a lock file already exists, it is ignored and overwritten. * When building a rock with `luarocks make`, if there is a `luarocks.lock` file in the current directory, the exact versions specified there will be used for resolving dependencies. * When building a rock with `luarocks build`, if there is a `luarocks.lock` file in root of its sources, the exact versions specified there will be used for resolving dependencies. * When installing a `.rock` file with `luarocks install`, if the rock contains a `luarocks.lock` file (i.e., if its dependencies were pinned with `--pin` when the rock was built), the exact versions specified there will be used for resolving dependencies. * Improved VM type detection to support moonjit * git: Support for shallow recommendations * Initial support for Windows on ARM * Support for building 64-bit Windows all-in-one binary * More filesystem debugging output when using `--verbose` (now it reports operations even when using LuaFileSystem-backed implementations) * `--no-manifest` flag for creating a package without updating the manifest files * `--no-doc` flag is now supported by `luarocks make`
### Performance improvements
* Speed up dependency checks * Speed up installation and deletion when deploying files * build: do not download sources when when building with `--only-deps` * New flag `--check-lua-versions`: when a rock name is not found, only checks for availability in other Lua versions if this flag is given
* safer rollback on installation failure * config: fix `--unset` flag * Fix command name invocations with dashes (e.g. `luarocks-admin make-manifest`) * Fix fallback to PATH search when Lua interpreter is not configured * Windows: support usernames with spaces * Windows: fix generation of temporary filenames (#1058) * Windows: force `.lib` over `.dll` extension when resolving `LUALIB`
And here's a list of all contributors who added commits to this
release: Paul Ouellette, Andre Alves Garzia, Pedro Tammela, Stephen Baynham, François Perrad, Dude112113, daurnimator, InEdited, Hisham Muhammad.