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On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 06:35, Pierre Chapuis <> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Aug 2011 05:50:38 -0600, HyperHacker wrote:
>> I have thought about the idea of a Lua-based OS, and it could
>> certainly be interesting...
> I too think such a project would be interesting. It has already
> been tried at least once:
> Sadly the source code is no longer accessible.
> Does anybody here know where it could be found or if there have
> been other attempts at running a Lua application without OS support?
> --
> Pierre Chapuis

I think the basic idea would be to just write a "bootstrap" kernel,
just enough to set up the machine and load a Lua script from
somewhere, providing it with functions to access the hardware, so that
everything from that level on could be done entirely in Lua.

A much easier method though might be to hack a Linux kernel. And no
matter which method you choose, proprietary graphic drivers present a

I haven't actually done anything other than thought about this though. :)

Sent from my toaster.