encrypting script-only stacks

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Jan 14 15:34:25 EST 2020

Trevor DeVore wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 1:13 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> Exactly.  I was hoping the Standalone Builder would do that if you
>> choose to include external SoS in the standalone.
>> What I found instead is that it doesn't being them into the standalone
>> stack file as substacks, nor even convert them to binary stack files in
>> place.  It just refuses to allow a password to be set.
>> For apps making rich use of SoS, it would seem tedious to do that
>> conversion by hand, or to expect every developer to write the same pair
>> of handlers to automate that before and after building the standalone.
>> How do folks who use SoS frequently protect those SoS scripts?
> I use SoS extensively but I had never tried using the SB to encrypt them as
> I use Levure. The Levure packaging library automatically encrypts script
> only stacks for you during the packaging process. While Levure uses the SB
> to create the standalone, encrypting the stacks is handled in the Levure
> packaging library, not the SB.

I'm assuming Levure does this by converting a copy of the SoS stack 
files to binary stack files, yes?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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