encrypting script-only stacks

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Jan 14 13:29:12 EST 2020


My thought was that you'd use the text files during development and then 
save them as binary with encryption for the final build.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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On January 14, 2020 11:38:06 AM Kaveh Bazargan via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> The benefits of SoS are so important that I would hate to have to go back
> to binary again. Nothing like having pure text files to version, back up
> etc. so I am also hoping for an elegant solution to encode these in
> standalone.
>
> On Tue, 14 Jan 2020 at 17:31, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Sure, and with the extra benefit that you wouldn't have to expose your
>> code to end-users.
>>
>> That is, unless there's a way to include SoS in a standalone that
>> includes encryption, such as an automated method in the Standalone Builder.
>>
>> I couldn't find one, but it seems like such a pervasive issue for the
>> class of devs most likely to use SoS (pros dependent on VCS) that I'm
>> hoping I just missed something.
>>
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>>   Richard Gaskin
>>   Fourth World Systems
>>
>>
>> Jacque wrote:
>>
>>  > Wouldn't a binary script-only stack be the library stack we already
>>  > have now?
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>>  > Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>  >
>>  > On January 14, 2020 9:55:01 AM Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>  >
>>  >> Since script-only stacks contain only a script with no properties,
>>  >> they have no password property, and thus cannot be encrypted.
>>  >>
>>  >> I had thought that including them in the Stacks pane of the
>>  >> Standalone Builder might convert them to binary substacks, where
>>  >> the password could apply.  No dice.
>>  >>
>>  >> Is it a bug that script-only stacks can't be imported into the
>>  >> stackfile to become binary substacks?
>>  >>
>>  >> --
>>  >>  Richard Gaskin
>>  >>  Fourth World Systems
>>
>>
>>
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