Will purchasing a lite license for Linux allow me to develop on the Mac and compile for Linux? Or must I use the Linux IDE? I need to compile my apps for 64-bit Linux but really have no pressing need to renew my Desktop license (good thru 2015R1).
Also are there any limitations to the Lite license other than building for only one platform? I can’t seem to find any information about it?
The Lite license is intended for people who only use one platform. So for example “Work on the Mac, compile for Mac”. However if you have a Lite license then you should be able to upgrade to a Desktop license and you’ll get the remaining value of your Lite license credited for the bill.
You could get clever. The Lite license only allows you to use the binary format anyway, so you might be able to develop with the free, unlicensed IDE on Mac, then use your license on a Linux machine to build. However, if Xojo is a tool you love to use and want to support you should pick up a full Desktop license to support the company.
That is not actually true. The Xojo IDE is always cross-platform!
To be clear, a Xojo Lite Mac license will let you develop on Windows or Linux or Mac but only compile for Mac. The target platform (the platform for which you can compile is what is limited). Xojo Lite Windows will only let you compile for Windows but you can develop from Windows, Mac or Linux.