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No more rpi engine downloads

Post by mwieder » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:07 pm

I'm sad to see that the Raspbery Pi builds have disappeared from the download site.

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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:09 am

The RPi builds were released under GPL v3, and were removed along with the other open source offerings.

If there's an upside it's that the build never really worked, so the loss is minor. ;)
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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by mrcoollion » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:20 pm

It is a bummer that LiveCode does not support Raspberry-Pi platform 100%.
I personally think LC is the perfect development Language for R-Pi . Especially now that R-Pi has made a big boost in performance.
Ik would love to have the app I am building now to be able to run on a R-Pi.

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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by richmond62 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:11 pm

Ik would love to have the app I am building now to be able to run on a R-Pi.
Well, you can continue to use the Open Source version.

The fact that LiveCode have stopped supporting the Open Source LiveCode offerings does not
mean they have suddenly and mysteriously stopped working: only, that when they go "kabumf"
LiveCode are not going to accept responsibility for that. But, as I have never had any of the Open
Source versions of LiveCode go "kabumf" on me, I don't entirely understand the fuss re support.

In fact, considering the vast amount of work the people at LiveCode central put into the Open Source
versions over an 8 year period I cannot quite understand why people should suddenly stop using them.

I understand that with the upcoming LiveCode 10 there will be all sorts of new stuff; and if one wants
that one has to pay and/or go cap in hand. And that there will, probably, be no further Raspberry-Pi versions of LiveCode.
But the Open Source versions of LiveCode are still available for download (due, largely, to the generosity of
LiveCode central) and capable of being used.

After all I still use ClarisWorks/AppleWorks on a PPC iMac running MacOS 10.5 on a regular basis:
the fact that Steve Jobs is dead, and if I sent a message to Apple that my PPC iMac had gone "kabumf"
because of ClarisWorks they probably wouldn't bother to reply. doesn't stop it being a good, not-overly cluttered
office suite.

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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by mwieder » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:54 pm

Must be my faulty memory then. I thought the LC6.x builds were pre-open-source.

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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by richmond62 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:04 pm

Here: https://community.livecode.com/

There are Open Source downloads available back to 6.0.1, but no RPI downloads
as far as I can ascertain.

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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by mwieder » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:15 pm

I do see the LC7.0.0->7.0.4 rpi builds there, but (from memory) I think the LC6 build was more stable albeit with fewer bells and whistles.

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Re: No more rpi engine downloads

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:24 pm

mwieder wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:54 pm
Must be my faulty memory then. I thought the LC6.x builds were pre-open-source.
I don't recall the first build date, but IIRC all the RPi downloads they made available were licensed under GPL v3.

If you find an exception it would be good to know, but likely inconsequential: given their uniqueness proprietary licenses are difficult to digest, and given their role they're usually subject to on-the-fly reinterpretation (often through blanket clauses like "at the sole discretion of Company").
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