Time limited standalone/demo

Josh Dye Zzyzx at Relia.Net
Mon Aug 5 13:16:01 EDT 2002


David,
    I might work up a script for you later. You can just encode the stack so
that you can just have the script in the stack, instead of in a separate
file. It is actually fairly easy.

 - Josh Dye


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Harrison" <harrison at all-auctions.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Time limited standalone/demo


> on 8/5/2002 6:54 AM, Glasgow, David at
David.Glasgow at cstone-tr.nwest.nhs.uk
> wrote:
>
> > I have developed some software that I would like to distribute as time
> > limited, ie. it stops working after a certain date.  That certain date
should
> > be calculated from the creation date of the standalone (ie someone gets
sent
> > the demo and can use it for 30 days from then, or the duration of a
licence.
> > Can I query that from within a standalone?  Maybe I'm not looking in the
right
> > place, but I can't see it.
> >
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > David Glasgow
>
> David,
>
> This can be done.  You normally have to question the system date/time
> from the system your program is working on first.  Then perform your
> calculation to determine when it should quit working.  If you are using
> a standalone you will have to store this information seperately from
> the stack you are in.
>
> Good Luck!
>
> Rick Harrison
>
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