For linux, install autoconf first for jemalloc
git clone https://github.com/cloudwu/skynet.git cd skynet make 'PLATFORM' # PLATFORM can be linux, macosx, freebsd now
Or you can :
export PLAT=linux make
For freeBSD , use gmake instead of make .
Run these in different console
./skynet examples/config # Launch first skynet node (Gate server) and a skynet-master (see config for standalone option) lua examples/client.lua # Launch a client, and try to input some words.
Skynet put a modified version of lua 5.2.3 in 3rd/lua , it can share proto type between lua state (http://lua-users.org/lists/lua-l/2014-03/msg00489.html) .
Each lua file only load once and cache it in memory during skynet start . so if you want to reflush the cache , call skynet.cache.clear() .
You can also use the offical lua version , edit the makefile by yourself .