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Thread: Throttle Control in the App directory

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    Barry Kucher
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    Jul 2006

    Default Throttle Control in the App directory

    As far as I can tell, (And I can't tell that far) The only way to throttle the user count is to create the startup.control file and place it in the Run Engine installation directory.

    This allows you to limit the amount of users that can access the data files of Alpha applications.

    This does not make sense to me. Shouldn't this file be placed in the root of the application directory?

    If I create an app for a client and I sell them a 10 User license, I put the 10 user startup.control in the Run Engine install directory. If I or another developer then sells the client a 20 user license to a different application, the startup.control file will change to a 20 user license. Then the client now has a 20 user license for my 10 user application.

    Now I understand that we can create a different name for the startup.control, but what if a different developer uses the same startup.control filename as I do.

    If the startup.control file was placed in the app directory this would not be an issue and would allow the developer to sell different license counts for different apps.

    Any thoughts?

    Barry Kucher

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    John Lemisch
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    Apr 2000

    Default Re: Throttle Control in the App directory

    not that it really matters, but I couldn't agree with you more on this. the control file should belong TO the application, not the engine


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