Feature support by deployment type - the state of the art?

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Mon Jan 24 16:37:16 CST 2011


...thanks for the tips Jan. I'll design my revlet workflow accordingly - and check each specific add-ons for any signs of potential externals dependencies.  

On 24 Jan 2011, at 21:35, Jan Schenkel wrote:

> --- On Mon, 1/24/11, Keith Clarke <keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk> wrote:
>> Thanks to Jaque and Lynn for the
>> clarifications. I knew about the server-side revServer stack
>> limitation but it's good to know that revlets support
>> stacks, sub-stacks and multiple stacks. 
>> 
>> This corrects a misunderstanding I have held from early in
>> my learning curve, when an add-on developer led me to
>> believe that revlets didn't support stacks. :-(( 
>> 
>> Still, I'm more than happy to be corrected on this, if it
>> means I can start creating :-)
>> 
>> So, how does one tell whether an add-on uses/requires the
>> externals specification?
>> 
> 
> Revlets support a mainstack with substacks - but not multiple separate stacks. In addition, Revlets cannot currently use multiple windows - though you can use 'go in the window of this stack' or multiple revlets on the same webpage to achieve most goals, this does complicate add-on support. Not to mention the security sandbox constraints.
> 
> As for add-on externals requirements, that's harder to guess. Sometimes they rely on an external that ships with LiveCode (except on iOS, which currently has no externals support at all) - so it's best to look around the product website and send an email to the author if it's not clear.
> 
> Jan Schenkel.
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