sideloading updates to mobile

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Fri Mar 1 11:31:35 EST 2024

Both library and documents are sandboxed, I think all the listed folders 
are. I mostly use documents so that I have the same file paths on both iOS 
and Android since I generally need to build for both. But either one will work.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On March 1, 2024 10:08:15 AM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Isn’t the Library sandboxed?
> Bob S
> On Feb 29, 2024, at 6:35 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode 
> <use-livecode at> wrote:
> any reason to store in documents instead of in library?
> it seems like there might be less of a chance of the user misusing the
> Files app to break the app.
> On Thu, Feb 29, 2024 at 5:32 PM Mike Kerner 
> <MikeKerner at<mailto:MikeKerner at>>
> wrote:
> ah. that's a better way of handling this. i was going to have the app
> check the documents folder for updates, before loading a stack, but if i
> keep the source stacks, there, it will work better.
> On Thu, Feb 29, 2024 at 3:10 PM J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
> You can't add or change anything inside the app bundle so downloaded
> files
> have to go in specialFolderPath("documents"). Copy the originals from the
> resources folder to the documents folder on first launch so you always
> have
> a known file path location. Any file in documents will be overwritten
> with
> the new download if the file name is the same.
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