Obtaining URL to latest Stable LC Server

JeeJeeStudio jeejeestudio at gmail.com
Thu May 21 12:33:00 EDT 2020

Yes, true.

Does the commercial version not contain options comparable like LC Indy 
e.g. Encrypting or otherwise?

Thanks for your answer.

Op 21-5-2020 om 18:21 schreef Richard Gaskin via use-livecode:
> JeeJeeStudio wrote:
> > Op 20-5-2020 om 21:18 schreef Richard Gaskin via use-livecode:
> >> It would be helpful to have a convenient way to obtain the URL to the
> >> latest stable version of LC Server, to automate deployments.
> >>
> >> I don't believe the company provides that, do they?
> >>
> >> Without a company-maintained URL, I suppose one could write a
> >> function that relies on a scraper for the downloads.liveocde.com
> >> page.  Has anyone here done that?
> >
> >
> > that's not the same version as the one you can download from
> > livecode.com when you log-in. Community vs commercial
> True, but my focus on the Community Edition is based on two 
> considerations:
> 1. The proprietary edition requires an account-specific licensing key
>    which AFAIK precludes external automation.
> 2. The proprietary edition is very rarely needed.
> Most modern server solutions are open source, and many use GPL 
> specifically, including not only LiveCode but also MySQL, MariaDB, 
> Neo4j, MediaWiki, NextCloud, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Git, Ansible, 
> and a good many more.
> The GPL being a distribution license, proprietary edition of LiveCode 
> Server would be needed only in those cases where the developer is 
> distributing a server solution for other devs making server solutions, 
> and where they want their own code to be under proprietary license. I 
> can imagine such a specific use may case exist in our community, but I 
> haven't yet come across it.
> For services accessed over a network, the code remains on the server 
> and is not distributed to the user. So open source, even GPL, is a 
> very good fit for web sites, apps, and other network-delivered services.

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