Ralph Hempel writes:
"I am pleased to announce the release of pbLua Beta 13y - whichis a replacement firmware for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT that runs right on the brick. It parses source code files sent to it via the USB or Bluetooth ports and runs the code.
Lua is a powerful general purpose scripting language that is very easy to learn, is fully documented on the web, and is used as the scripting engine in applications like Adobe Lightroom and World of Warcraft, to name just two..."
In the coming weeks and months, look for pbLua distributions that have a standard set of user files already programmed into the user FLASH area so that beginners can get started right away.