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- Subject: Re: Lua OS
- From: Steve Litt <slitt@...>
- Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:45:05 -0500
On Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:22:43 +0300
Bogdan Marinescu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Alessandro Delgado
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What I'd /really/ like would be a fully Lua-based operating system.
> > Sure, some some C or assembler here and there, but the least
> > possible.
> > Taking something like eLua booting on bare x86 and make it up from
> > there.
> eLua already boots on bare x86. But that doesn't mean anything in real
> life (besides looking spectacular :) ).
Please, please, PLEASE tell me how to make an eLua bootable CD that can
bring up the eLua shell so I can show that off at my local LUG (GoLUG).
If eLua can recognize and mount a thumb drive so I can store Lua
programs on there, and then bring them up with either the lua command
or the recv command, please tell me how to do that too.
I'm telling you, a five minute discussion of this would send all the
GoLUGgers into outer space. Also, I have some connections with the
local FamiLAB, and could demonstrate this there.
I've thought about this idea
> often, from different angles, and the conclusion is always the same:
> you'd need a huge amount of work/man power to make eLua aware of all
> the hardware out there. I simply don't see this happening. IMO, the
> best solution to this is something like Lunatik. Take an already
> existing market proven open source OS (Linux/xBSD for example),
> integrate Lua in the kernel, then write as much as possible in Lua,
> while keeping the tremendous driver base you'd find in the OS. This is
> a very complex project in itself, but much more likely to succeed as a
> "let's write almost everything in Lua" approach.
> > Unfortunately, I cannot help but look at Lua OS as wanting to be
> > just, as someone put it on OSNews, a "Linux distribution that is
> > awesome and uses Lua for a lot of stuff."
> > Time will tell.
> > att.
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