Xojo New Website - Product Comparison

  1. 6 months ago

    Dave S

    11 Jun 2017 San Diego, California USA

    Didn't there used to be a detailed table that compared the features between Lite, Desktop and Enterprise versions....
    Seems the new website has gone more for glitz than substance :(

  2. https://forum.xojo.com/41087-feature-comparison-missing-from-xojo-com/p1#p334464

  3. Dana B

    11 Jun 2017 Xojo Inc Austin, Texas
    Edited 6 months ago

    We will have something on the new site early next week to give a more detailed comparison. In the mean time, were you looking for which license had a certain feature - I'm happy to help! :)

  4. Dave S

    11 Jun 2017 San Diego, California USA

    It was a point of discussion between a few of us, and to what LITE did or not not offer (besides multi-platform) as compared to Desktop...

    The only thing that came to mind was ability to save as XML and VCS format, and remote database (ie. other than SQLite)

  5. Michel B

    11 Jun 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160825230607/https://xojo.com/store/index.php

  6. Tim S

    11 Jun 2017 Canterbury, UK

    @Dave S The only thing that came to mind was ability to save as XML and VCS format, and remote database (ie. other than SQLite)

    I use Lite, meaning I can only save in binary, and so can't use version control. This is a nuisance (I use Cornerstone for the PHP/JavaScript version of my app).

  7. Dave S

    11 Jun 2017 San Diego, California USA

    Thanks for finding that archive link Michel...

    So... if you buy TWO licenses (macOS and Windows) for $99 each, as opposed to the $299 Desktop version.

    You "lose"

    • Linux/Raspberry PI
    • Technical Support
    • VCS
    • Database Server support

    For me (your situation may be different)
    Have little need for Linux, and no need for Raspberry Pi
    Have all the tech support I can give or get right here on the forum
    VCS is not really an issue, but XML is (and that should be mentioned on this comparison chart)
    Database server support. not required, SQLite is fine for what I need

    So for me, I'd be paying another $101.00 for the ability to save in XML format

  8. Emile S

    11 Jun 2017 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    >Technical Support
    Asked once, no answer returned.

  9. Alyssa F

    12 Jun 2017 Xojo Inc Bay Area, California

    When comparing Desktop & Lite licenses here are the key differences:

    A full Xojo Desktop license allows you to activate it on 2 Mac, Windows and Linux machines at one time, and allows you to compile/build for Mac, Windows and Linux. The full Desktop license include database support for PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and ODBC.

    A Xojo Lite license allows you to activate on 1 machine at a time and will only compile for the chosen OS. Xojo Lite licenses do not allow you to save in version control formats (for use with systems like GIT and SVN) and only give you access to the SQLite database.

  10. 5 months ago

    Armando S

    Jul 15 Parma, Italy

    What is the difference between Lite and Single Desktop? I could not find it

  11. Emile S

    Jul 15 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    Read Alyssa answer above.

  12. So with a single MacOS license I won't be able anymore to build a win exe. Right?

  13. Greg O

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc Somewhere near Raleigh, NC

    @Carlo R So with a single MacOS license I won't be able anymore to build a win exe. Right?

    Right. A macOS Lite license only runs on and builds for macOS.

  14. Thank you for confirming.

  15. Greg O

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc Somewhere near Raleigh, NC

    @Carlo R Thank you for confirming.

    You can always upgrade later if you need to.

  16. Yes, being my win projects freeware, I'll put them in hibernation.

  17. Dave S

    Jul 17 San Diego, California USA

    @Greg OLone Right. A macOS Lite license only runs on and builds for macOS.

    but you can still TEST on windows with remote debugger.....right?

  18. Alyssa F

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc Bay Area, California

    @Dave S but you can still TEST on windows with remote debugger.....right?

    Yes, the full IDE is always free and that includes debugging.

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