I adopted yet another nuget package: Lua

The reason, of course, is MegaMol, more precisely an upcoming addition to MegaMol enabling scripting of all internal management functions. After some thought, we opted for Lua as scripting language in our project. Building Lua is no big deal. But I also wanted the build process of MegaMol as a whole to be a simple as possible. On Windows this calls for nuget.

Of course, the nuget package already existed, but it was old. Instead of just starting another one, I contacted the original authors of the coapp team. They were happy to grant me access to the package, so that I could update to the new binaries. I will try my best to keep it up to date and to support many Visual Studio versions and settings.

NuGet is a handy package system for Visual Studio. Originally meant for Dotnet libraries it was extended some time to support native C++ projects as well. The only catch is, that the packages need to be made especially for NuGet. There are some, but by far not all which one (I) needs for the daily work. Most problematic is that many packages do not support Visual Studio 2013. And that is even today, as Visual Studio 2015 is almost here.

So there is only one thing to do: join the fray! Well, I could stay out of it and continue to grumble about it, but let’s just keep that as plan b. So, here it is; my first NuGet package:

the AntTweakBar v1.16

(with kind support of the author)

And this will not be the last you’ve seen of me.