Ftp and cross platform issues...
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.
>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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