Differences between Commercial and Community versions of LiveCode

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Tue Jun 5 17:20:48 EDT 2018


so i went to check the standalone file from v9 ...and indeed the code
cannot be seen.  in previous versions, I could clearly see the script text
of a stack by opening it up in notepad++.....

maybe i was hallucinating...... but i'm pretty sure i checked this before
because of my own curiosities about this subject. can anyone confirm this
change?


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:49 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I believe this thread started as a result is someone asking if there was a
> way to recover their work if all they could salvage was a built binary
> (from community edition). It sounds like there should be a way based on
> another response in the thread.
>
> Thanks,
> Brian
> On Jun 5, 2018, 2:16 PM -0500, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
> > Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> >
> > > 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?
> >
> > Binding the stack to the runtime engine makes the source difficult to
> > access, and the objects impossible to modify.
> >
> > The requirement of GPL-governed works is that source code is available
> > in a form that allows modification.
> >
> > I would not imagine requiring end-users to sift through bits of a binary
> > executable would satisfy any definition of GPL compliance.
> >
> > Either the source stack files are made available to any user of the
> > executable who wants them, or the entity distributing the executable is
> > in violation of LiveCode Ltd's copyright.
> >
> > --
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