CentOS Death in 2021

Sean Cole (Pi) sean at pidigital.co.uk
Thu Dec 17 11:27:24 EST 2020

Good shout. Although, having the gui available helps when things go wrong
like the PDF font rendering issues and being able to see the templates
build as it goes for each page/card. But thanks for the heads up.


On Thu, 17 Dec 2020 at 05:40, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> LC Server had graphics capabilities added a few versions back.  You can
> lay out objects on cards and export images with it now.
> I'm not sure if those extend to the PDF external, but if you happen to
> try it please let me know.
> If nothing else, being able to run faceless should save quite a bit of
> RAM and CPU time as well.
> --
>   Richard Gaskin
>   Fourth World Systems
> Sean Cole wrote:
> > Hi Richard,
> >
> > My case scenario is maybe a little unique, I don't know. The server app
> > needs to build from MySQL data and other resources (csv's and images)
> > downloaded from emails received from a vendor a PDF report that it
> 'prints'
> > out and uploads to a web hosted site for downloading by the clients
> desktop
> > app (on windows). We receive about 100-200 emails at the moment that get
> > processed by the server every morning as soon as they are received (all
> at
> > about 5am). Regardless of if it was running in the IDE or as a standalone
> > in the server (which is private and never accessed directly or indirectly
> > by any client) it runs at the same speed with the same functionality
> > (except I don't have to wait for a huge stack to build each time I make a
> > little change). This is why a GUI is required, so the PDF can be built.
> >
> >  > Back to my OP.
> >>  > - What system build of Linux should I best install in Parallels
> >>  > virtual and Server Remote Host for deployment should I run with?
> >>  > Given the choices of potentially having LC IDE running as the ‘live’
> >>  > software stack on the server itself (which is not the best way to run
> >>  > it, but potentially a method that is usable for our purposes
> perhaps).
> >>
> >> What is the benefit of running the LC IDE on a server, as opposed to a
> >> standalone?  Do you need a GUI there at all?
> >>
> >> Either way, I believe Heriberto made a solid case yesterday for Ubuntu.
> >> As the most popular distro, it has more docs, tutorials, and community
> >> support, and more de facto testing.  It's also the leading choice for
> >> computer manufacturers shipping with Linux preinstalled, like Dell's XP
> >> line and similar from HP, Acer, and others.
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