I'd like to announce the first (v0.1) release of Lift, a general-purpose task automation tool for Lua with support for multitasking, streams and asynchronous I/O powered by libuv. It's available on luarocks and works on Linux, OSX and Windows.
Lift was inspired by projects such as Rake, Gulp and npm, but follows a unique Lua-ish design. Check out the full list of features at:
I'm currently looking for early adopters or even contributors to help guide the development. Would you rather use Lua to automate your development workflow? Do you think Lua is currently missing a more powerful build tool/task runner/other development tool? Please check out the project and give your feedback, say which features are important and so forth.