LiveCode Newbie questions

Jeff Massung massung at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 15:50:31 CST 2011


Calvin,

Don't let the vent thread scare you. Some here have been using LC for quite
a while, and usually it's the little things that make you want to vent. The
big things Rev has been doing a great job with!

LC apps do compile to an EXE. It's not 100% self-encompassing, though,
meaning it may need some DLLs that live next to it (in an "externals"
folder); In your DB example, there'd be a DLL for the database functions in
there, but LC takes care of all of this for you. Your end-user will never be
the wiser, and there's no runtime to install.

Jeff M.

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Calvin Waterbury <cjw at eml.cc> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have just begun in LC and frankly, some of the comments in the "Vent!"
> thread scares me!  Also, I have/am reading all the FAQ stuff I can, but it's
> tough to sort it all out at his time, so if I ask a inappropriate(read:
> "dumb")question, just send me to my room. PLEASE don't hit me?!?
>
> I have a graphics-dragging app that has been coded and complies into a
> single  exec.  Do all apps created in LC compile to a single exec, say an
> app that has a database?
>
> Thanks for the help... I'm gonna need it!
> Calvin
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