Stacks and livecode server?
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Tue Apr 21 10:09:22 EDT 2015
Mark Wilcox wrote:
> Yes, you can download bundles of content with no code. The file format
> doesn't matter. Unity has asset bundles that can contain code on other
> platforms but are content only on iOS.
Thanks for that info. How does Unity provide cross-platform
compatibility while using two different delivery models?
> I'm not sure if a stack has significant advantages over some other
> format here but I don't see why you shouldn't.
Stack files can sometimes be a nice way to bundle multiple resources
into a single container.
For example, in one of my apps I use stack files for things like
collections of thumbnails so I can have lots of images come over the
wire in a single HTTP transaction.
Also, I've found that below a certain size (100 MB? Been a while since I
tested that) loading a stack packed with custom property sets is faster
than reading an encoded array file and running it through arrayDecode.
Of course that's only useful for arrays no deeper than two dimensions,
but if that's what you need it can be helpful.
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