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Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by bizon » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:09 pm

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by stam » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:18 pm

i think most laptops will run LC effectively. It's basically your preference.
The only thing is if you want to write apps for iOS (maybe even macOS as well?), you need a mac.

Of course that may not be your plan at all, but if potentially it is in the future, think about it.
You could look at the MacBook air (with the latest M2 processor), it's in the price range you need and is a decent machine. The M2 comes with a slightly larger screen than the older (ie cheaper) M1 version.

Otherwise, any Win10 capable laptop would do... i've run LC on relatively low spec HP work laptop with no issues (Win10).

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by richmond62 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:03 pm

I have a 'cheap as chips' ASUS that cost me 300 Euros that I installed Xubuntu on; never a backward look with LiveCode.

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by stam » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:55 pm

Sure, LC’s requirements are low indeed… but as we don’t know the OPs plans was just pointing out that if at some point planning to do iOS probably instead invest in a Mac.

However having a budget Of $1500 for a gaming laptop suggests that maybe it’s being purchased with other uses in mind ;)

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by dunbarx » Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:25 pm

Stam.
The only thing is if you want to write apps for iOS (maybe even macOS as well?), you need a mac.
Is that so? I thought one could develop anywhere and publish anywhere. I develop on a Mac, but most of my output is delivered as a Windows standAlone.

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by Klaus » Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:33 pm

dunbarx wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:25 pm
The only thing is if you want to write apps for iOS (maybe even macOS as well?), you need a mac.
Is that so? ...
Yes, LC needs Xcode to be installed to create iOS apps and that only runs on a Mac!

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by wsamples » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:55 pm

You don't need to worry about LiveCode's requirements which aren't all that much. You need to look into what's going to work best for your video editing, which is much more demanding. If you do a seach something like "recommended windows laptops for video editing" you'll find advice tailored specifically to those needs. Good luck!

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by stam » Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:40 am

dunbarx wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:25 pm
Stam.
The only thing is if you want to write apps for iOS (maybe even macOS as well?), you need a mac.
Is that so? I thought one could develop anywhere and publish anywhere. I develop on a Mac, but most of my output is delivered as a Windows standAlone.

Craig
iOS is “special” ;-). As Klaus says you need Xcode to do iOS, this is certain and it is not limited to LC… other platforms like XOJO have the same issue, although the more enterprising b4x team have come up with a build-in-the-cloud solution (I think).

What I’m less sure about is if u need Xcode to build for MacOS on Windows. I seem to recall someone needing to install Xcode for that too, although may be mistaken. I develop on Mac and like you mostly for Windows targets, and already have Xcode installed, so can’t tell if it would fail if Xcode was missing…

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by richmond62 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:17 am

You do NOT need xCode on Windows or Linux (how would you install it anyway?) to build Macintosh standalones.

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by SparkOut » Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:39 am

You can definitely build a Mac standalone without a Mac, but I am now wondering whether these days xCode (and therefore a Mac) is required to notarise and staple it?

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by richmond62 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:51 am

Mac standalones I have run off on Linux run
perfectly well on MacOS 12.5 beta.

Of course, the dictatorial so-and-sos at Infinite Loop
will not touch a standalone like that with a ten foot
pole . . . as SparkOut sez.

[Richmond is not in a relationship with
Craig F. at Apple, and is never likely to be.]

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by richmond62 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:08 pm

If I find the money to pay for it, that'll be incredible.

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by stam » Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:02 pm

Yes that’s fine and no disagreement. But the OP had a bugdet of €1500, even though (s)he has deleted the original post.

You’d blow that and more just on the three monitors…

And to Richmond’s comments above…. MacOS <> iOS.
If you want iOS you will need a Mac even for software emulation.

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by SparkOut » Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:57 pm

That was spam(planting placeholder)

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Re: Laptop for coding/video editing?

Post by richmond62 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:28 pm

While this may be an interesting discussion the planted placeholder needs to be removed as, presumably,
that is so that person (bot ?) can wiggle its way back into these forums with more harmful stuff at a later date.

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