Luax is a similar framework as Java or Python for that matter, offering OS-independent programming platform for writing any kind of applications. Unlike Java, LuaX uses existing C/C++ open source libraries extensively (SDL, etc.) to do its work.The Lua scripting language is used as the ‘glue’ to bind these together, and to write applications. The only missing piece still is the GUI, which will be based on aedGUI (and thus, SDL). But even in today’s shape, LuaX can be succesfully used for embedded purposes, controlling serial ports, coding 2D games etc or even networking with the LuaSocket package. A Win32 setup.exe (precompiled) is available, as are the sources that compile on Linux, Mac OS X, and NetBSD platforms.