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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Sebastien Lai
> Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 7:39 AM
> Subject: Doing GUI stuff in Lua
> I was planning to teach myself what is possible to do with graphical
> user interfaces in Lua.
> Naturally my first step was to assemble a list of available toolkits,
> but the result is kind of depressing-ish:
>     + lqt - Qt is awesome, and if lqt had a documentation I suppose it
> would be awesome too, but lqt is very much impossible to use without a
> documentation (at least not without doing hours of attempting to
> translate the official Qt documentation into Lua, which can be very
> tiresome)
>     + GTK - Haven't really looked into this one, mainly because i'd
> like to keep the result platform independent, and the autohell hazzle
> is a serious party pooper
>     + IUP - same as GTK plus the fact that it pretty much limits
> itself to Windows, Mac and Linux, and the API is, mildly put, strange
> What GUI libraries do you use? Experiences? Please share. :-)

Not so much a "library" but a complete development environment for embedded
user interfaces, you might want to take a look at Crank Storyboard

It uses standard images and fonts and control surfaces instead of 'widgets'
and then uses Lua for all of the system logic and connection glue among

Thomas ... disclaimer: I work for Crank Software =;-)