Is Lua a decent fit for initial Ben NanoNote?

Xiangfu Liu xiangfu at
Sat Oct 17 00:27:28 EDT 2009

Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> Q1 Assuming first production Nanonote has 32MB of RAM
> will  the Lua scripting language be usable as a native language?
> By usable, I mean enough memory left after the interpreter
> to be able to write and run substantial programs.
> One use case would be teaching kids programming.
> Q2 What is Nanonote default shell? There is one, right? ;)

it's ash

> Q3 Out of the box, how much RAM is NOT used by the system?

for now with the new rootfs and kernel, my device show:

MemTotal:          28736 kB
MemFree:           13132 kB
Buffers:               0 kB
Cached:             6824 kB 
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:             3500 kB
Inactive:           3788 kB
Active(anon):        496 kB
Inactive(anon):        0 kB
Active(file):       3004 kB

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