[not quite OT] Serving a standalone

William Prothero prothero at earthednet.org
Sun Feb 8 19:13:08 EST 2015


Richard:
This sounds very attractive. I hadn’t thought of just opening the app directly from the server and running it in memory. 
Thanks for the encouragement. I think it’s a good idea.
Best,
Bill
> On Feb 8, 2015, at 3:21 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
> William Prothero wrote:
> 
> > Richard:
> > Whoops, I see you said the downloads were erased at the end of each
> > session.
> > 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 client app.
> 
> 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.
> 
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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