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- Subject: Re: Breakthrough dream
- From: Philipp Janda <siffiejoe@...>
- Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:24:14 +0200
Am 27.03.2017 um 10:46 schröbte Pierre Chapuis:
Lua is already pretty easy to install everywhere except on
Windows. Because I/O is not standard today, a lot of modules
have C parts so I don't think a Lua development setup without
a C compiler is realistic. There are plenty of solutions that
are not so complicated (MinGW + luawinmulti, the Linux
subsystem, msys2...) but maybe we need something that installs
a local mingw + Lua + LuaRocks with a graphical installer to
satisfy some category of users.
Been there, done that. The problem is neither Lua, nor LuaRocks, or
the C compiler or graphical installer. The problem is always the
dependencies. LuaDist was a nice idea, but the Lua community is probably
just not big enough for such an approach. The only way I can see is some
form of binary distribution of dependencies. I experimented with NuGet
and Win-Builds, but Windows is just a demanding development environment.
Maybe things get better with Microsoft's new runtime library strategy ...