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What's New in 5.0

We haven't been doing a great job of keeping this up-to-date, but it does still hit the major highlights.

Name Changes

  • The executable is now named premake5
  • The default project script is now premake5.lua; premake4.lua remains as a fallback.

Flags and Actions

  • --interactive (open an interactive command prompt)
  • vs2012, vs2013, vs2015, vs2019 (Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019)

Major Features

New or Modified Globals

New or Modified API calls

New or Modified Lua library calls

Deprecated Values and Functions