|Runtime version requires application in the '.cwx'
format, created from '.cw' source code by the Development
version. This format is not text-based, but contains translated
application. Application running in the runtime version cannot be
modified and cannot be converted back to the source code. This protects
the intellectual property of the author of the application.
Although any application can be run from the development version,
runtime version does not save information needed for application
editing (which is necessary in the development version). This is why
the runtime version launches the same application more quickly and
with less required memory. The actual difference in application speed
and required memory is not dramatic, but can be substantial (depending
on the type of the application).
Runtime version has no visual appearance. No main window
is a part of the runtime, possibly with the product name and
application file name in the title bar. Application appearance depends
purely on its author. It is possible to create application in the form
of a set of full-screen panels without window frame or as a set of
overlapped windows, similar to windows of other applications.
The only exception is the Control Web icon in the Icon Tray. Clicking
this icon opens menu, which enables stopping of the application (if
the logged user has the rights to do this, of course), open About
Box with the system version etc.
Control Web icon in the Icon Tray with the pop-up menu
Runtime version is supplied in the two forms:
Standard runtime version capable to work on single computer
and also equipped to share data over a network by similar ways like
previous versions of the Control Web — e.g. using network driver.
This version contains all virtual instruments, including the WWW
server httpd, the sql instrument to
access SQL databases etc.
Runtime for networked applications, enables usage of
synchronized and remote data sections. This version is intended for
demanding distributed peer-to-peer and/or client-server