How to deploy app from Mac to Linux (with Browser widget) ?

panagiotis m merakosp at
Thu Jul 22 10:48:20 EDT 2021

Hello Ben,

Unfortunately the browser widget is still broken on most Linux distros. You
might be able to work this around in your app by using "launch url .." if
the platform is Linux, to use the default browser instead of the browser

Kind regards,

On Thu, 22 Jul 2021 at 10:53, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> I've made a little utility that's been working for me on Mac (actually
> I've
> just been running it in the IDE). I wanted to share it with a colleague
> who
> uses Linux, so I selected Mac, Windows, Linux in the standalone settings,
> selected "auto-detect" for inclusions, built it.
> Tested the standalone Mac app on my computer, works fine.
> Zipped up the Linux64 package, sent my colleague the zip. She said
> "something
> froze and i cannot close it".
> Two questions:
> - do I need to do something special to package up the Linux app before
> sending
> it? Does my colleague need to do something special to install/run it?
> She's
> using "5.4.0-80-generic #90-Ubuntu".
> - this uses the browser widget. I've seen something on the list about will
> we
> ever get CEF browser on Linux - but the widget was listed as for linux in
> the
> Standalone Builder,  and indeed a folder "CEF" is the bulk of the
> "Externals"
> folder that the Standalone Builder created. So I'm guessing that was an
> historical problem.
> Please enlighten me!
> TIA,
> Ben
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