ANN: Zygodact 2.0.1 update available

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sat Sep 5 16:52:17 EDT 2020

Ah well. If I weren't so indifferent I might have. :)

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On September 5, 2020 10:34:47 AM Martin Koob via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Thanks for the update.
> I must say Zydodact has the best preferences dialog I have ever seen.  You 
> should patent this.
> Martin
>> On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:23 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Zygodact is an easy way to add serial key registration to standalones. 
>> Version 2.0.1 is now available at no cost to currently registered users. 
>> There are many new features, so please read the revised documentation 
>> included with the download. Also, the most annoying bug has been fixed, and 
>> now pasting a serial key into the dialog no longer causes issues.
>> Interested people can read more about Zygodact here:
>> <>
>> Registered users can download the latest version here:
>> <>
>> Changes in Zygodact 2.0.1
>> * Signed and notarized app for Mac Gatekeeper
>> * Updated to 64-bit on Mac
>> Changes in Zygodact 2.0.0
>> * Supports a single custom character in a hex key. This allows an app to 
>> branch its feature set depending on which character is assigned.
>> * Added compatibility for Android standalones. Caveat: Due to Android OS 
>> limitations, Android use isn't as secure as the desktop version.
>> * Added compatibility with iOS. This should NOT be used for App Store 
>> submissions, where Apple will reject it, so it's probably of limited value. 
>> It only works if the script sends "zygodact" to the register stack after a 
>> short delay; 1 tick seems to be enough.
>> * Added compatibility with mobile platforms in the Generator stack in case 
>> you want to compile it into a standalone in order to create serial keys 
>> from a mobile device. This is not compatible with previous versions.
>> * Added an "Email key" button to the generator stack. Works on all 
>> platforms including mobile. It launches the default email app and puts the 
>> User Name and Serial Key into the body of an otherwise blank email. You 
>> must supply the To: address, subject, etc.
>> * Added email templates. If there is a folder named "templates" in the 
>> stack folder (or resources folder on mobile) the template is merged with 
>> the key code data for emailing. Added a version check on preOpenCard in the 
>> Setup app. If a newer version is available, Zygodact offers to go to the 
>> download page.
>> * Added a check to avoid overwriting a set of files to a folder where older 
>> files already exist.
>> * Fixed the bug where the Register button did not enable when pasting a 
>> serial key.
>> * Updated documentation. Please read for more details.
>> NOTE: New registration stacks created with version 2.0.1 are not compatible 
>> with older versions; that is, you can't replace the Register stack with a 
>> newer copy without also sending the user a new serial key. If this is a 
>> problem, please contact me privately.
>> --
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
>> HyperActive Software           |
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