Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Apr 2012 18:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Lua OS is - or aspires to become - two things: 1) a first-class modern Linux distribution for the desktop that you can use every day for everything you want to do with your computer - and something that is always offering enjoyment. 2) a next-generation, orthogonally persistent operating system for portable, manageable and secure scripting code. The Lua OS project is spearheaded by Stefan Reich who deserted from Google Inc. in 2008 in order to pursue much greater visions."
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by Elv13 on Sat 21st Apr 2012 18:40 UTC
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Lua is the best language ever, love it! I use some of their code, always good to see the lua community expanding over the years.

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by gan17 on Sat 21st Apr 2012 19:35 UTC
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Oh great. More Lua. As if AwfulWM wasn't tedious enough. ;)

Someone make me a Haskel-OS. Now!!

Edited 2012-04-21 19:36 UTC

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RE: Haskell!!
by JAlexoid on Sat 21st Apr 2012 21:45 UTC in reply to "Haskell!!"
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Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

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RE: Haskell!!
by moondevil on Sat 21st Apr 2012 22:18 UTC in reply to "Haskell!!"
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More linux distros???
by jayrulez on Sat 21st Apr 2012 19:52 UTC
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1 more linux distro?
I club a baby seal every time I see "another linux distro". Just how many does the world really need? Please save the baby seals ;)

On another note, If they are not just another disro with the GNU userland, then I'm all for it and that baby seal that I'm eying might just survive ;)

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by SamuraiCrow on Sat 21st Apr 2012 22:34 UTC
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Is this a response to and their Python-based shell?

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RE: iPython
by ricegf on Sat 21st Apr 2012 23:27 UTC in reply to "iPython"
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Took the iPython tutorial at PyCon this year and was astounded - what an incredible environment, especially for math-centric people! Highly recommended.

Unless you're a Lua fanatic, of course. ;-)

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RE[2]: iPython
by Doc Pain on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE: iPython"
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Unless you're a Lua fanatic, of course. ;-)

So that would be a lua... lufa... luna... lunatic, right? :-)

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by Athlander on Sat 21st Apr 2012 23:43 UTC
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I tried looking for more details about this, but the website reads as if it were written by someone with ADHD.

From what I can gather, it's a Linux distro that uses Java/Swing for its GUI, or something like that. There was also something about sandboxing...

Reading makes me wonder if there's a specific goal beyond making a "Linux distribution that is awesome and uses Lua for a lot of stuff."

I like Lua so I wish the project well and hope the enthusiasm lasts at least until a 1.0 release.

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RE: Details?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 07:19 UTC in reply to "Details?"
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You mean this website?

Yes, it does sound just as crazy as you said and then some....
But, I think its wxwidgets rather than swing actually.

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RE[2]: Details?
by Athlander on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Details?"
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He wrote "We're now at 0.6, and it's generating quite a fuzz over at the lua-l mailing list. They complain about Java being part of the system. But hey, we need a GUI. And it's just what works best. Swing, tested and tried."

This was after he wrote "[wxLua] is weird. Can't get stuff to work and no proper docs. I think I'll be trying VCLua next. That looks nice and simple and it works on both Windows and Linux."

Maybe Swing and wxLua/VCLua are for different parts of LuaOS. It's a bit hard to follow!

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RE[3]: Details?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 03:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Details?"
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It's a bit hard to follow!

Exactly my thoughts.

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Lua not on Distrowatch?
by benali72 on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 03:29 UTC
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I see that Lua is not yet listed over at

Why? Too new? Not enough users?

If anyone knows, please post. Thanks.

>>>> Oops, I get it now. On the Lua site it says it was only released on Oct 6 2011. Brand new.

Edited 2012-04-23 03:32 UTC

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This guy must be a programming genius...
by pklausner on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 15:42 UTC
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... because in real life he is a complete crank:
Or maybe my irony detector is broken?

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No way more than


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[x] madness: all tests passed ;)
[?] genius: what operating is that guy writing?

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