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[REBOL] Re: Encapabilities => was {Re: Re: Licensing, components ... Re: REBOL F

From: amicom::sonic::net at: 14-Sep-2002 11:42

> > I'd recommend it for software projects of all sizes. Last time I checked, > > it was $499 plus 10% commission on all sales of products where Encap was > > used (or something like that). > >Thanks for the good news!
The following are my own impressions. They may be wrong. Consider these answers to only satisfy your curiosity. Ask RT for definitive answers.
>-Does Encap work across platforms?
Yes, but you need a different Encap for each target platform. I've only used the Win32 Encap.
>-How do you control that?
You have to build it on the target platform with the correct version of Encap.
>-Any issues with /View
>-Does Encap work with all versions of REBOL?
All versions of View, including the betas.
>-How big is the minimum executable?
I think it's around 480K. Most scripts which are encapped don't add significantly to this. 90% of all Encapped apps will be around 500K or less.
>-Can you generate Encapped dynamically under Rebol script control?
Yes, as long as you have a version of Rebol that supports 'call.
>-Does Encap have any built-in icon features for GUIs?
Not that I know of. But you can simply import the icon from the encapped exe into an icon editor and save it back out.
>-Double click starting from icon on Win32 and MacOS?
Win32, yes. MacOS, I don't know but would imagine yes.
>-What control for time limiting, password or license key control of >executables?
AFAIK, Do-it-yourself.
>-What sort of docs, examples do you get?
None, AFAIR.
>-Does 10% commission apply to non-profit, non-commercial or educational >projects?
Haven't checked.
>-How is licensing/commission managed?
Same way software piracy is managed. Don't circumvent it if you don't want to break the law. :-)
>-Is that 10% of the final product price?
Getting legal on me here...I believe it is 10% of the product price.
>-What happens if your product is free?
You still have to pay the $499 up front, but the $499 is applied to the first $4990 worth of products you sell before you start paying royalties.
>-If you are a developer for a client with end-user customers, is just one >Encap >license needed?
I believe so.
>-Who is responsible for the Commission in that case, and how is it >assigned and >tracked?
Ask RT.
>-Have you used it with PayPal closely in any way?
>-Does Encap help promote REBOL or is that left entirely up to the developer?
Don't quite understand the question. You can make your product look completely unlike Rebol in any way.
>- What have you built with it?
Mostly small business single-purpose utilities.
>- Client and end-user reactions to the product?
End-users don't have any opinion of whether or not it was encapped, just on how the program was designed.
>- Client [and end-user] reactions to the license commission?
OK. Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky Lechnowsky Technical Consulting