Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Oct 29 13:57:32 EDT 2020

Brian Milby wrote:

 > On Oct 28, 2020, at 11:57 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> 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...
 > What is the workaround that you ended up using?  I looked at the code
 > once but it quickly went over my head.  I couldn’t see where the fonts
 > were pulled in, at least not where it could be cleanly intercepted.

I appreciate the time you and Mark Wieder spent looking into that - 
thanks again.

I just ran another test this morning to verify that the setup works 
reasonably well, and after I get some client work out of the way I'll 
post some notes on it.

In the meantime, another option just occurred to me which may be simpler 
and more complete:

What happens when standalones are run with -ui, and can that flag be 
added to LC Server?

If -ui not only bypasses font init but all other graphics init (like the 
Skia subsystem, buffering, etc.) it should be a far better solution.

And since -ui is already supported for standalones, my hope is it would 
be simpler to make it available for LC Server than any new flag which 
would require a new implementation throughout.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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