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- Subject: Re: LuaBinaries - why so many Win32 versions?
- From: "RJP Computing" <rjpcomputing@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:58:37 -0400
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Paul Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org
That's what I thought :-(
On 22/07/2008, steve donovan <email@example.com
> Fraid so! In the good old days things would require msvcrt.dll, which
> was part of Windows. Now each major release of the MS compilers comes
> out with a new runtime.
Except those of us using free compilers, who are either on mingw
> The LuaBinaries standard is basically VS2005
> (msvcrt80.dll), and most people seem to be building against that now.
(msvcrt) or VS 2008 (the new free one - msvcrt9).
Which, as I understand things, has some odd redistribution
> But (alas) you then have to include that damned runtime...
limitations. OK for commercial use, but a bind for free software.
OK, so I'll build my own for personal use, and plaster big warnings
across the DLL-enabled version for distribution :-(
If you want a distribution with a lot (not all) of Lua modules, check
out Lua for Windows (http://luaforwindows.luaforge.net
). It has all the
modules built correctly and ready to go.