Ftp and cross platform issues...

Stephen Barncard stephenREVOLUTION at barncard.com
Fri Mar 24 20:57:10 EST 2006


Great answer, Richard as usual.

And I , as usual was getting my MacEvangelist fur up. No need.

sqb

>Stephen Barncard wrote:
>
>  > Shouldn't 'Portable' imply 'play anywhere'?
>
>In this case the "play anywhere" means you carry it with you 
>wherever you go on your USB Flash drive.
>
>For us Rev folks the concept of portability may seem odd, since Rev 
>apps are often self-contained anyway.
>
>But remember that a lot of Windows apps made with other tools 
>require a small army of DLLs strewn all over the hard drive and a 
>bunch of Registry entries to run.
>
>A "portable app" in this context is one which is simply 
>self-contained, able to run entirely from a USB Flash drive leaving 
>zero footprint on the system it's run on.  Preferences, data files, 
>and the app itself are all stored on the removable drive.
>
>And with Rev we can add a level of "play anywhere" most folks 
>claiming to deliver "portable apps" can't:  we can put Win, Mac, and 
>even Linux executables on the drive, sharing a common data folder 
>there, so the user can pop the USB device into nearly any computer 
>on the planet and be able to run your app.
>
>--
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Managing Editor, revJournal

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stephen barncard
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