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On 10 April 2018 at 22:22, Pierre Chapuis <> wrote:
> Today I came across an article on [1] about a promising new
> Desktop application for Slack [2]. This application is written in Node.JS,
> so why does that concern this list? Well, it turns out the library used for
> the GUI [3] is also available for C++... and Lua!
> The author ships .so binaries in the GitHub releases sections that work
> with the standard Lua 5.3 interpreter. I tried it on Linux and it worked
> on the first try, except for a few issues in sample code that I will try
> to get fixed.
> There are sample applications in another repository [4], the "browser"
> and "drawing" apps are written in Lua.
> The license is apparently LGPL, and it can be licensed under MIT for a fee.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> --
> Pierre Chapuis

Seems very interesting!

I attempted to decode the build process, but it is very complex and
wrapped up in node.js scripts that download extra pieces.
Sadly this meant I couldn't really figure out how to compile it
myself; and hence can't create a proper package :(

Lacking that, I created a very simple binary AUR package.