HTML5 LC Download Icon?

Rick Harrison harrison at
Fri May 13 15:24:03 EDT 2016

Hi Peter,

The reason I’ve been playing around with the Community Version of HTML5
was so I could determine if HTML5 was ready for primetime for me to start my
Indy License which I prepaid for when I backed the KickStarter Campaign for it.

I wanted to make sure that the Indy version didn’t have icons forced upon my
app that I didn’t want, hence my question.

I’m glad to hear that the Indy version doesn’t include that piece of code.

My vision of HTML5 apparently was totally different from what the team
envisioned.  What I wanted was something that would generate the
HTML5 code which I would put on my server that would then execute 
as a LiveCode App.  Instead the engine and the app are downloaded
to the users computer.  Why is this better than the Web Plug-In we used 
to have which used to do something similar?

I also noticed that there is a spinning wheel which indicates the download.
Wouldn’t a progress bar be better so the user has some idea of how
long the wait might be?  Is it possible to create a progress bar for that,
or is it beyond the capability as it now stands?

Sadly, since the database/file persistence hasn’t been implemented, this
version of HTML5 is pretty worthless to me.  Now I’m again left with the
dilemma of trying to figure out if I should start using my Indy License
for HTML5 or not.

Thanks for getting back to me Peter!


> On May 13, 2016, at 11:58 AM, Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at> wrote:
> On 07/05/2016 02:09, Rick Harrison wrote:
>> I’ve been playing around with HTML5
>> in the Community Version of LC 8.
>> Although I think the small green LC App Download
>> button is an interesting idea, I might want my users
>> to only use the app online. I might not want them
>> downloading it into their computer.
> They are already downloading it onto their computer in order to run it. You are distributing your app (and LiveCode!) to them, which means that under the terms of the GPLv3 you must provide them with the complete corresponding source code in the preferred form for modification.
> The convenient button helps you comply with the license.
>> How do I disable that LC button which is
>> part of the frame on the right side, or
>> make it disappear altogether?
> Use LiveCode Indy or Commercial, or compile a version of the Open Source LiveCode HTML5 engine that doesn't include that piece of code.
>> It also appears there is no way to
>> store information in a permanent
>> way in flat files or to a database,
>> unless I’m missing something here.
> At the moment there's no persistence implemented, sorry. :-(
>                                   Peter
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