Differences between Commercial and Community versions of LiveCode
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 15:10:03 EDT 2018
Thanks: very useful information.
On 5/6/2018 10:08 pm, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote:
> if u open up a lc standalone exe in a hex editor or even notepad++ you can
> totally read the code contained. at least it used to be the case before v9
> (haven't looked)
> maybe your text editor wasn't able to display the code in some way.... but
> I assure you its there.
> Not so the case for non community stacks. those are encrypted.
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:05 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> On LiveCode's webpage there is a chart of differences between the
>> Commercial veriosn
>> and the Community version.
>> I was given to understand one of the most important differences was that,
>> in the Commercial versions,
>> code in standalones was "obfuscated" in such a way that an end-user could
>> not "peek round the back"
>> and access that code.
>> Recently I ran off a very simple standalone with the Indy and the
>> Community version of LC 8.1.9
>> and cracked both of them open with a text editor.
>> In neither of the standalones could I access the code.
>> Presumably this means that a standalone generated with the Community
>> version cannot be
>> reverse-engineered in such a way that its original code can be read?
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