Lua 5.3.0 officiallyreleased, is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua 5.3.0 update integers (64-bit by default) official support for small architectures (“Small Lua” with 32-bit numbers) bitwise operators basic utf-8 support userdata can have any Lua value as uservalue integer division more flexible rules for some metamethods utf-8 escapes in literal strings basic utf-8 library ipairs and the table library respect metamethods functions for packing and unpacking numbers strip option in string.
Awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license. It is primarly targeted at power users, developers and any people dealing with every day computing tasks and who want to have fine-grained control on theirs graphical environment. Awesome has been designed as a framework window manager. It’s extremely fast, small, dynamic and heavily extensible using the Lua programming language.