RunRev Releases Open Source Version of LiveCode

Apr 11, 2013

Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.

RunRev has launched LiveCode 6.0, the first open source version of its app development software. The release of LiveCode 6.0 comes just five weeks after the close of RunRev’s Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly US$ 750,000 to fund development of the platform.

LiveCode is a high-performance programming environment designed for ease of use and rapid development. The feature-rich platform includes an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface and an English-like scripting language. New features in LiveCode 6.0 include: faster app performance due to reworked image handling and caching, enhanced productivity through the new “Project Browser,” and many feature updates and bug fixes.

According to the project website, the open source version of LiveCode is ideal for creating open source apps, games, and utilities, learning and teaching computer programming, building in-house business systems, and creating utilities to crunch, analyze, and reformat data.

LiveCode 6.0 supports app development for all major platforms including Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and “Server” and is released under the GPLv3 license. Note that the script security module for password-protecting scripts and creating closed source apps is not included in the open source edition. According to the project website, “the open source version is intended for writing open source software for redistribution, or both open and closed source software for use in-house only.”

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