[TEASER] It is Alive! SFTP support in LiveCode

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Jun 6 12:53:58 EDT 2011

I'll test it for you. Give me some guidelines if you will. I have a large complex Multi-OS network, with managed switches that support SFTP. 


On Jun 5, 2011, at 11:16 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:

> Folks,
> Today, more precisely at 3:03 AM, the SFTP external worked for the first
> time and transfered its first file. It was a simple text file called
> test.txt whose content was simply "YES", but hey, it worked.
> The SFTP external is based on libCURL and libSSH2. Right now I managed to
> build it only for Mac OS X with x86 processors but I think I am able to
> build it for PPC and Linux as well. Windows might be a little tricky since I
> am out of a windows machine right now.
> The main issue was that the libcurl version that is bundled with Mac OS X
> has no SFTP support, so I had to build my own from source and that had
> dependencies such as libssh2 and others. After some effort, I could finally
> build everything and managed to convince XCode to link statically with them
> (XCode kept trying to link with Mac OS X bundled curl library). So after
> linking for the first time, it managed to transfer a single text file over
> SFTP connection. Right now it is a blocking call till I figure out how to do
> callbacks.
> There is a silly movie proving it here:
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1340110/XcodeSnapz002.mov
> or if you want to view it over the web: http://www.vimeo.com/24707584 (it is
> waiting in line to be converted right now)
> There is still a lot of work to do before releasing this external but we're
> now much closer to SFTP support in LiveCode.
> This external will be commercial and will probably cost about USD 99 to
> cover my costs of developing and the amount of tea I am drinking to calm me
> down after working with gdb...
> :-D
> Now, who among you all is felling like a guinea pig and want to join the
> beta tester group? Initial beta will launch for Mac OS X and then Linux,
> after that I will worry about Windows.
> -- 
> http://www.andregarzia.com All We Do Is Code.
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