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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Details?
by Athlander on Sat 21st Apr 2012 23:43 UTC
Athlander
Member since:
2008-03-10

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 http://forum.luahub.com/index.php?topic=3261.msg7400#msg7400 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 in reply to "Details?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You mean this website?

http://sourceforge.net/p/safelua/wiki/Home/

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 in reply to "RE: Details?"
Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10

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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