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fluff Wrote:
Now I'll get a little off-topic. I've been playing around with Node-Webkit, which follows a similar design principal to murgaLua: high lowest common denominator for all of the many supported platforms, make it once and run it anywhere. NW is bloated and unfriendly to some programmers (but not me, I love JavaScript). One of the advantages NW has is well-documented distribution options: you edit package.json it will work automatically. With murgaLua, it's essentially Lua builds with cool libraries, but Lua doesn't by default look for a main entry point. Sure, you could install murgaLua on your system, but by that same note you could install Python. Like Python, Lua changes quite a bit from version to version. Windows, Mac, and Linux don't. The Web doesn't. Those are clearly-documented platforms. murgaLua is a platform, and like NW you can distribute the platform with your program. The less mucking around with batch files and shell scripts, the easier it will be for new users.

Interestingly enough I am doing a fair amount of work at work with Node-Webkit right now ... It is great, I love it.

The murgaLua compiler is very similar to the NW packager.

I would recommend checking out Duktape ...

Pretty cool too, and something that I thought of adding to murgaLua at some point.

fluff Wrote:
You know how Java died? It was big, volatile, and never really caught on with the mainstream (Grandma). The folks at Microsoft stabbed at it with a steel pike, and it eventually bled out. Because of its size, it also doesn't come with a lot of "portable" Linux distributions and is also not often distributed with Java-dependent software. It's a way to make Mac programs now, and that's about it. It's found other life in server-side code and mobile platforms, but the big Oracle buyout plus the JNI viruses essentially killed it on Windows. Plus it's damn hard to program in Java, and that was always my biggest gripe with it.

Interesting story, but not quite true :-P

Java is far from dead in the enterprise and professional programming world ...

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John de Murga

08-01-2014 02:29 AM
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Distribution ideas? - fluff - 05-31-2014, 07:49 AM
RE: Distribution ideas? - JohnMurga - 06-11-2014, 01:20 PM
RE: Distribution ideas? - fluff - 07-02-2014, 03:05 PM
RE: Distribution ideas? - JohnMurga - 08-01-2014 02:29 AM

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