[Gambas-user] Limitations when using the embedded server for debugging
T Lee Davidson
t.lee.davidson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 00:39:33 CET 2023
On 1/9/23 15:09, Claus Dietrich wrote:
> During development of WebPage applications examples (based on gb.web) for the Gambas-Buch we noticed that HTML-linked(/included)
> server for debugging. If the linked files are located in any other project sub-directory (i.e. .hidden) they are not found. As a
> result, all files will end up in the compiled executable and hence are not changeable or replaceable.
> Normally Gambas projects can use the .hidden directory to exclude files from the compiled executable, but this option is not
> available in conjunction with the embedded server. Even large movies will have to be included in the executable.
> This limitation doesn't apply if an external server is used, but this requires the installation of a server on the development
> platform or a separate platform with SSH access.
> Question: Why does this bothersome limitation exist, resp. can it be eliminated or is there a trick to include/ link files, if
> they are in the .hidden-directory?
> With best regards
I cannot tell you why that limitation exists. But, I got the impression that Benoît may be rethinking that.
In the meantime, perhaps you could try symlinking to the external files from the .public directory.
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