"rather not have apps... from a web page"
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Mar 27 19:01:35 CST 2005
Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2005, at 2:28 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Just make your app a single-window executable which periodically
>> checks your server for updates and downloads them. You can do
>> it all from within your app, so the admin doesn't have to do
>> another install everytime you update and you save your users
>> the step of going to another program (the browser) to get updated.
>> You're welcome to borrow any useful parts you need from the
>> devolution setup stack:
> What do you do about the parts of the engine that need included in
> certain stacks?
Put as little as possible in the app and the app needs little change.
I've run some shell apps like this for years, updating only accompanying
> WHat if you change your mind later and decide that you need pieces
> in the project? Do you just include everything?
For devolution I keep a list of components with version numbers, derived
from a custom prop. So I just get the small text list, compare local
versions to those in the list, and download what's needed.
> I know the downloads can be just stacks, right? Is there a way to
> include ide parts there?
I don't think I understand: "IDE parts"? Will these users be running
licensed copies of Rev?
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