Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Oct 28 23:33:29 EDT 2020
Pi Digital wrote:
> Here’s my take (for what it’s worth). Although Unix is used in 71.6%
> (source: w3techs.com) of all known websites as of today and Linux only
> 29.0%, at least we have ‘a’ distro that works on some server.
That struck me as odd, so I took a moment to see how they derived that
impressive Unix number (thanks for including the source).
It turns out they're lumping Unix and Linux together under "Unix" - when
you click "Unix" you get this breakdown:
Subcategories of Unix
This diagram shows the percentages of websites using various
subcategories of Unix.
How to read the diagram:
Linux is used by 40.5% of all the websites who use Unix
Websites who use Unix
Darwin less than 0.1%
HP-UX less than 0.1%
Solaris less than 0.1%
Minix less than 0.1%
I'd wager most of the 59% using "Unknown" are also Linux.
That would line up well enough with what we see at the Wikipedia page
for server OS market share:
Linux FreeBSD Unknown Windows
W3Cook July 2015 96.4% 1.7% 0% 1.9%
W3Techs Feb 2015 35.9% 0.95% 30.9% 32.3%
Security Space Feb 2014 <79.3% N/A >20.7%
While Windows has a strong showing in the enterprise for internal
servers, public-facing servers are by far a Linux story.
This is not only true for most shared and VPS hosting, but public clouds
as well, with Google, Amazon, and Apple all using Linux to drive their
infrastructure, and even though Azure is a Win/Linux mix there's a
surprising amount of Linux going on there (with Ubuntu being the leading
choice inside containers).
I bring this up not just because I'm a Linux fanboy (though I am and
make no apologies; I was even worse when I used to be a Mac fanboy <g>),
but just as a long-winded way to help support your main thesis:
Aside from new architectures like Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi), the most
commonly-used platforms where LiveCode Serer would be used are well
So, as you wrote:
> Seriously, if anyone was considering doing this, please..., please,
> reconsider and put your efforts and talent into fixing what we already
> have. It would be far more beneficial to a much greater community
There may be many useful requests in the bug DB worth considering to
improve the performance, robustness, and feature set of LC Server.
But Heriberto's up for an adventure, one enhancement that would lower
RAM use and speed things up a bit is this one:
Heriberto, if that's interesting to you let me know. I have a workaround
in place now, and I'll bet there's a way to move that inside the engine
for a solution that's much simpler than when we discussed it here on
this list earlier this year.
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