Mobile LC Apps Downloading Stacks After installation

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Fri Aug 11 12:00:44 EDT 2017


That's not what I'm saying.  What I'm saying is while telling everyone to
control themselves is good, removing these capabilities from LC is bad, so
if the time comes where it is necessary to do something to stop someone
from behaving badly, please make sure we have a switch in place that allows
the rest of us to continue as-is.

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:31 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> On 2017-08-11 16:35, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
>
>> Unless I read your post incorrectly, mark, "Do" works just fine, at least
>>
>
> Yes it does - the point I was making was that breaking the rules in the
> App Store could end up with us having to restrict what the LiveCode engine
> can do when being run in an App Store Installed environment to ensure that
> we aren't blocked from said App Store. The blunt instrument would be not
> allowing *any* dynamic code execution (which is essentially what Apple
> *did* do for a while in 2010).
>
> The sideloading/bootstrapping capabilities in LC are a fantastic way to
>> work on corporate apps, force updates, and save everyone time and hassle.
>>
>
> What happens inside corporations within the Enterprise schemes the App
> Stores have is not the issue here. There you can do whatever you like -
> within what the IT departments allow, at least.
>
> This is the consumer facing App Store(s) which have these restrictions.
> Primarily to protect people who don't want to have to understand all the
> details of the risks involved with having hugely powerful computational
> devices in their pockets which can download and run code provided by (what
> are, in reality) very loosely vetted organisations/businesses/individuals.
> Particularly when those computational devices also tend to store their
> entire 'lives' (in terms of personal details, financial details, contacts,
> etc.).
>
>
> Warmest Regards,
>
> Mark.
>
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> LiveCode: Everyone can create apps
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