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Luna v0.1a Released
Posted by Ryan on 10 August 2011, 22:44 GMT

It's official, Olivier "ExtendeD" Armand is completely insane. Having released hit after hit after hit (sprinkled between other hits), Olivier now brings us today's feature, Luna v0.1a.

Luna is a portable, command-line based converter than will take your Lua software and convert it to OS 3.0.2 TNS documents. As has been reported in multiple locations, Olivier has gotten through the encryption methods that previously prevented tools from being developed that would afford the commodity of perfectly encrypted, community-developed TNS files. What's more, Luna is open-source, which is always a welcome gift to the community. Reports of successful Linux and Mac builds have also surfaced, so that's even more good news for non-Windows users. Make sure to thank ExtendeD for his outstanding work and tireless contributions.

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Re: Luna v0.1a Released
Ronakbhai Account Info
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Hot diggity! Thanks for the most excellent programs ExtendeD!

Reply to this comment    11 August 2011, 00:10 GMT

Re: Luna v0.1a Released
chris houston  Account Info
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We all know what the next thing to happen is. Minecraft on the nspire cx. that mazes program looks pretty cool and if we take something like say... minecraft4k, and port that to the nspire. all it needs is a lua port that has a world saving feature and there you go.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2011, 14:51 GMT


Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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I like where this is going :)

Reply to this comment    11 August 2011, 16:37 GMT

Re: Luna v0.1a Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Thanks ExtendeD, you rule!

I'm glad that TI didn't succeed at discouraging the development of an independent, Free, portable and scriptable converter through their rushed and poorly documented "SDK fragment" release.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2011, 21:05 GMT


Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
karl128k Account Info
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Hopefully now he can include the feature of the TI software that lets you convert images to the inspire format to be used in programs.

Reply to this comment    14 August 2011, 03:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
karl128k Account Info
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I meant nspire. Curse you, autocorrect!

Reply to this comment    14 August 2011, 03:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
Jim Bauwens Account Info
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I made a Ti.Image converter in python even before Ti's got leaked ;)

Reply to this comment    15 August 2011, 22:49 GMT

Re: Luna v0.1a Released
Tom Lake  Account Info

I'm not belittling the effort this must have taken but does this do something the official TI-Nspire Scripting Tools don't do? If not, then why write it?
I know it works from a command line instead of using a GUI but this seems like even more of a limitation to me unless you have a whole stack of .lua files and want to automate the conversion with a batch file or something.

Reply to this comment    17 August 2011, 18:20 GMT

Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
TC01 Account Info
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TI's official converter is not crossplatform (this is), uses an encryption system (this doesn't), and might lead to Ndless 3.0 (according to Extended's blog post about this subject in the URL under my name).

Reply to this comment    17 August 2011, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
ExtendeD  Account Info

Trust me, no developer wants to use a GUI in his build chain.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2011, 08:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Luna v0.1a Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Especially one which requires you to manually pick the file to convert every single time, as opposed to hitting a button in an IDE and getting your already open project converted in one click.

GUIs can be helpful or unhelpful, TI's is the latter.

Reply to this comment    29 August 2011, 11:04 GMT

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