I guess I’m just thick headed, Richard, but I don’t know how anything you said solves my problem. Say I want to share a standalone with my wife or a friend. How can I do that easily like the good ol days?
Roger > On Mar 26, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Roger Guay wrote: > > Has anyone thought of building a “legal” and “blessed" app for > > Mac, WIndows and Linux that would open standalones for for each > > of those platforms? Why put each of us through the agony (and > > expense) of shifting/changing requirements to be able to easily > > distribute standalones? Just as Microsoft Word is required to > > open .doc files why not have something like LCreader app open > > .livecode files > > > Applications can have documents, and with many apps the documents are > interactive media. The LC engine has been supporting the ability to do that > since the beginning. > > A stack can open another stack file equally well whether you run that stack > in the IDE or as a standalone. > > You make just one standalone set up with the libraries and UI you want to > present to your audience, and allow it to open anything you want folks to run > with it. > > The Standalone Builder even provides a place to assign a document type for > your app's files. > > > There are many reasons it would be problematic to make one generic "player" > for everyone's stack files, mostly user experience but also app store > restrictions, and additional technical requirements for any devs using it to > keep stacks playing nicely together. > > > But you can make just one standalone and run anything else you make with it. > > Most of the work I've done over the years does exactly that. We deliver new > stuff all the time, but we don't bother updating the installed app but maybe > once every could years as OS/engine needs change - we do it all with stack > files as documents to the app. > > In fact, for the last decade or so I've gone one further: users don't even > need to deal with documents, at least not directly. The standalone pulls > them down over the web. > > Modern, cloud-driven, just like Adobe, Microsoft and others are heavily > invested in. Only it's easier in LC, as easy as "go stack <url>". > > -- > Richard Gaskin > Fourth World Systems > Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web > ____________________________________________________________________ > ambassa...@fourthworld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode