LiveCode post 3.5 on Linux boxes with no display
benr_mc at cogapp.com
Wed Sep 14 09:01:05 EDT 2011
I'm catching on late to the removal of the command-line options from Rev 4.0
Specifically, I have a current application which is sometimes run
interactively, but can also be run non-interactively from the command line.
Today I had a client that wanted to run it on a Linux box, without a GUI.
Once I realised the issue, I de-archived my old copy of Rev 3.5, and built a
standalone with that. So far that seems to be working with the "-ui" switch -
not too surprising as the basis of the app is over five years old, and recent
updates have been minor.
However, it makes me a bit nervous that future updates might take advantage of
post 3.5 features and inadvertently cause compatability issues; and my
understanding is that in the last couple of years the Linux engine generally
has has some substantial improvements (I rarely dabble in that area so I don't
really know) so it would seem a shame to unable to take advantage of it. And
no doubt one day I'll find I can no longer run 3.5 on my Mac to build a
I understand that previously one of the main uses of this mode was for web/CGI
work, and that it was deprecated once what we now call LiveCode Server
emerged. But if I understand that correctly (I may well not), it works as an
executable that can execute stacks.
Is there any current solution for creating a standalone binary, that can run
facelessly, specifically on Linux machines without a display? Or am I
confined to the 3.5 ghetto?
TIA for any illumination,
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