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We are proud to announce the next release of Lua for Windows (LfW). It has a few updates, but mainly fixes the Microsoft Visual C++ run-time issues. There have been a lot of changes so please report any bugs. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable is now dynamically downloaded, but I wrote the script so it will be easy to just package it in the installer. So please let me know the thoughts about an installer that downloads dynamically. Enjoy.


Lua for Windows is a 'batteries included environment' for the Lua scripting language on Windows.

Lua for Windows combines Lua binaries, Lua libraries with a Lua-capable editor in a single install package for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Lua for Windows contains everything you need to write, run and debug Lua scripts on Windows. A wide variety of libraries and examples are included that are ready to use with Microsoft Windows. Lua for Windows runs on Windows 2000 and newer versions of Windows. Lua and its associated libraries are also available for other operating systems, so most scripts will be automatically cross-platform.

08/07/2008 Version
+ Added an environment variable called "LUA_DEV" to help C module developers
  configure their build files. This allows for the paths to be common and
  easily added to the project settings.
  (e.g. $(LUA_DEV)/include; $(LUA_DEV)/lib)
+ Added the ability to download the 'vcredist_x86.exe'.
* Fixed Visual C++ 8.0 run-time problems. There now has to ba a run-time
  for every dll loaded.
- Removed 'msvcr80.dll' from the root application directory.
^ Updated the Visual C++ 8.0 run-time to SP1.
^ Updated StdLib to version 6.
Legend: '+' = Addition, '*' = Bug Fix, '-' = Removed, '~' = Move, '^' = Updated

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