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I am affected by the performance issues of microtype-2.4 and enter the last phase of an important work (fine-tuning of page breaks, overfull hboxes, etc.). The compile time with microtype is about 4 minutes, with microtype in draft mode 30 seconds... A faster compile time would, therefore, vastly speed up the process of tuning. What is your experience with microtype-2.5 (beta-08) with pdflatex? Is it stable enough for production use?

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I've been using 2.5 for a while because of XeTeX support, it seems to work fine. –  Andrey Vihrov Jan 23 '13 at 10:36
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I just tried 2.5 and get Package microtype Warning: Loading generic settings for font family `MinionPro-OsF', although a style should have been defined by this (I checked that the corresponding configuration file is loaded) with a fairly minimal document. With 2.4, this warning/error is not present. I'll prepare a bug report. –  sebschub Jan 24 '13 at 9:15

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microtype version 2.5 (stable) has been issued on March 13, 2013. The confusing warning mentioned in the comments of the question has been addressed.

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