[not quite OT] Serving a standalone
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Mon Feb 9 00:21:57 CET 2015
William Prothero wrote:
> Whoops, I see you said the downloads were erased at the end of each
> Where do you put the executables? On the Mac, in the Applications
> folder there would have to be the admin permissions given.
> The Documents folder? The Application Support folder inside the
> user’s Library folder? Or….
Just as a browser is needed to download HTML, there needs to be some app
on the client machine to download the stacks. It can be in the
Applications folder, or wherever else the user wants.
This app can be very slender script-wise, needing only enough code to
download the first stack from the server. In most cases it's very rare
that it needs to be updated. Just pick a recent LiveCode version that
does what you need, and you may go years without having to update that
So for the stacks that get downloaded, you may never need to save them
locally at all. That's up to you. If they're particularly large you
might set their filename to a path in App Support and issue a save
command, but if they're small enough to transfer quickly you can just
use them in memory during the session and let them go away when the app
quits, knowing you'll get fresh copies from the server next time you launch.
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