non-blocking http ... will tsnet end up in community?

Matthias Rebbe matthias_livecode_150811 at
Tue Dec 19 07:45:38 EST 2017

Tom, please excuse for using the wrong name.

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 19.12.2017 um 13:13 schrieb Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> Todd,
> i understand your desire to have such a feature in the Community Edition, but I don´t think this will happen in near future.
> If i understood correctly then tsNET is a 3rd party product which Livecode Ltd. has acquired or however this is called. So they have paid money for that.
> The tsNet external is really a big win for us and i think it is just fair that this is only included in the commercial licenses.
> Why? Because there must be a difference between a free license and a paid license otherwise everyone would use the free one.
> And there must be  a feature difference between different Indy and Business license t for the same reason. 
> Btw. Xojo does it the same.  The more you pay, the more you´ll get. With one exception, they are not offering a free version.
> LibURL does and did its job more or less well for years. So at least there is the possibility to do asnynchronous operations.
> Although i am a 1-man company and my revenues are less than $500,000 a year and although i have a lifetime Indy license  i 
> have subscribed for a business license just because of its features and the possibility to get priority support if ever needed.
> The indy license btw.allows only 1 seat per organisation. A Seat (regardless if Indy or Business) are for one named developer and 
> cannot be shared. If you need more seats you have to purchase a business license with the appropriate number of seats.
> It seems not all customers are/were aware of these terms in the past. Otherwise Livecode Ltd. would not have sent out an email in October to all 
> Indy/Business customers with some information about the license terms and the requirement to sign a digital license agreement.
> What i would vote for is to add SFTP (synchronous) feature to the Community Edition to allow secure FTP transfers. 
> Matthias
>> Am 19.12.2017 um 00:50 schrieb Tom Glod via use-livecode <use-livecode at <mailto:use-livecode at>>:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I use the Community version for project, and recently I've been working
>> with the LibURL Library to get some asynchronous server client
>> communication going ...and if you've ever worked with that ...... its clear
>> there is much room for improvement there.
>> Though I have no choice what version to use, so I can only wait in
>> patience, but I think for the long term health of the platform and to give
>> it the modern robustness it needs, the tsnet library is going to have to
>> become part of the community version.  Otherwise it will always lag behind
>> from being able to use modern internet APIs in combination.
>> Is this something we would have to crowd fund?
>> Is there anything legally preventing that from happening?
>> Thanks for any thoughts
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