Friday, August 21, 2009

Curses Library for Lua

I've made a new release of Tiago Dionizio's Lua curses library. The original download link is broken, so this is version 0.2. The initial release was from 2004, and there doesn't seem to have been any updates since then. I've just made some minor updates so that it works with Lua 5.1. It has not be heavily tested yet, but some of the demos work.

The fairly extensive documentation by Tiago is included in the archive file, though you should also refer to the standard curses documentation. I haven't tried it yet on Windows, but have on several version of Ubuntu Jaunty (32-bit x86, 64-bit x86, 32-bit ARM).

I just found this out, that LuCI also includes a copy of lcurses. I'll need to investigate what changes they might have made.

Edit: included original link, and info on LuCI.