Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).
htorrado at networkdreams.net
Sun Oct 18 17:58:46 EDT 2020
I think it's because since the early 2000's, Linux is the UNIX-like
standard platform in the world, and maybe Runrev realized that it is not
worth it to put more effort into other UNIX platforms rather than Linux
It is a pity because now, Linux runs on 90% of the internet servers.
I love Linux, but monopolies are not good (even "free" monopolies).
Solaris, AIX and HP-UX are almost dead and BSDs and illumos derivations
are decaying day by day.
There are still some companies using them in Spain, but they lack
technicians, so they are stepping on the gas to get rid of them.
There are still some grey beards that refuse to toss them away, and
maybe there are some opportunities working with them.
Still here in the US there are many governmental apartments using them.
Sadly, UNIX is part of a world that no longer exists.
Nice an updated reading:
On 10/17/20 2:44 PM, Richmond via use-livecode wrote:
> "But rightly LC saw where the future was headed with mobile computing
> and they obviously had to make sacrifices along the way (e.g. FreeBSD,
> That sounds super if it were true, but I don't think it is as RunRev
> (as they then were) dropped support for SPARC, UNIX and so
> forth a long time before they began work on mobile platforms.
> On 16.10.20 10:55, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hi Heriberto
>> Back in the day (20 years ago) the engine/IDE ran on FreeBSD and various
>> proprietary unixes.
>> The Linux server version has been seen to work on FreeBSD back in 2011
>> (after installing Linux compatibility layer).
>> You _might_ be able to get that to work now. I doubt it would be
>> by Livecode. What amazes me nowadays is just how much more complex
>> are than they were 20 years ago - looking at the compatibility matrix
>> Livecode dependencies on OS version, XCode version, device version --
>> just to produce apps that run on iOS:
>> If someone had said 20 years ago that a small company in Scotland could
>> manage that kind of complexity people would have laughed in
>> disbelief. But
>> rightly LC saw where the future was headed with mobile computing and
>> obviously had to make sacrifices along the way (e.g. FreeBSD, etc) to
>> be in
>> a situation to take on this level of complexity.
>> HTH Bernard
>> On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 5:08 PM Heriberto Torrado via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I have a question. It's not a very important question and I don’t
>>> to bother you y 'all, so if you think is off-topic, feel free to not to
>>> respond, I'm just curious.
>>> I've been working with Livecode for almost five years, and I never
>>> saw a
>>> LiveCode server "UNIX" version.
>>> The LiveCode Wikipedia’s article says this: LiveCode runs on iOS,
>>> OS X, Windows 95 through Windows 10, Raspberry Pi and "several
>>> of Unix (I think is just means Linux)".
>>> I'm thinking about tinkering with a FreeBSD server and LiveCode server,
>>> but I didn't see a "UNIX" version, so I suppose that I have to
>>> compile it.
>>> Have any of you installed LiveCode server on FreeBSD (or Solaris)?
>>> I'm just thinking, but maybe there's a small niche working with
>>> server on BSD or Solaris (still many companies use them and not many
>>> develop software for this platforms nowadays).
>>> We have a few companies in Spain (my country) still using Solaris or
>>> servers (mainly in the Graphic arts business).
>>> PS, I currently work with LiveCode Server on Centos, but it could be
>>> interesting to test it in FreeBSD.
>>> Best regards/ Saludos cordiales/ Cordialement
>>> Heriberto Torrado
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